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    Rs. 8,000cr port project between Jawaharlal Nehru and the Port of Singapore Authority

    by  • May 12, 2014 • Construction Information, Economic Updates, Recent Construction News, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 0 Comments

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    JNPT-PSA seals Rs. 8,000cr port project deal In an attempt to achieve the targeted cargo handling capacity, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) in a recent move have signed an agreement to build the fourth container terminal at the port involving a staggering investment worth Rs. 8,000cr....

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    Asian Development Bank giving $10-bn for Infrastructure in India

    by  • November 11, 2013 • Economic Updates, Editorial, India, Infrastructure & Project Focus, Recent News for Civil Engineers, Top Story • 0 Comments

    Asian development bank contribution in India for Infrastructure

    ADB injects $10-bn booster into Indian economy Asian Development Bank (ADB), Injecting a much needed booster to the Indian economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in a recent move, has fixed a staggering amount worth $ 10 billion for investment in various sectors including infrastructure during the on-going plan period. The multilateral lending agency...

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    Some question quality of pontoons for Seattle’s SR 520 bridge

    by  • October 17, 2013 • American Concrete Institute, Bridge, concrete, Economic Updates, Recent Construction News • 0 Comments

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    Two more concrete pontoons for the State Route 520 floating bridge in Seattle are slated to be floated out this week, but questions remain about their quality. Public records indicate “that not a single pontoon from the second construction cycle was leak free,” according to this article. However, “they’re well within expectations and there’s...

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    World Bank investing Rs. 8,533cr in Tamil Nadu Road Sector

    by  • October 13, 2013 • Construction Information, Economic Updates, Editorial, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 1 Comment

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    Road sector gets Rs. 8,533cr WB booster World Bank Injecting a major booster into the Tamil Nadu road sector, the World Bank has agreed to invest Rs. 8,533cr in building and upgrading over 1,600 km of roads in the state. In addition, the state government has also stepped up activities to generate funds from various...

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    Rs.17,000cr road projects in India to be awarded by India

    by  • October 7, 2013 • Big civil engineering projects, Civil Engineering Projects, Construction Information, Economic Updates, Editorial, India, Recent Construction News, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 0 Comments

    Govt-Road-Projects-in india

    In its attempt to award the targeted infrastructure projects in the road sector during the stipulated timelines, the government is all set to award Rs17,000cr road and highway projects very shortly. In its renewed push, it is awarding Rs. 5,784cr projects before the end of October this year on annuity basis and four toll-based...

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    Green-property index offers investors new sustainability measure

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Economic Updates, Top Story • 0 Comments

    A green-property index for investors. The U.S. Green Building Council, FTSE Group and NAREIT are developing a green-property index for investors. It is meant to give retail and institutional investors a new way to invest in sustainability. “We’ve been tracking the U.S. REIT space for 18 years and have recently been hearing more from...

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