Making memories – ArabianBusiness.com

Arabian Business have a great interview with the principal of Carol R Johnson Associates(CRJA) and their projects and design initiatives in UAE.

Read more @ the SOURCE:ArabianBusiness.com – Making memories – Construction & Industry –

Chinese park – A place where man improves on nature — Shanghai Daily | wå¥ — English Window to China New

The Shanghai Daily has written an extensive article on the parks in Shanghai.

“WESTERN park design harks back to concepts of paradise and unspoiled nature. Not so in China, a traditional “landscape society” that prefers to remodel Mother Nature, writes Nancy Zhang……”

SOURCE: Chinese park – A place where man improves on nature — Shanghai Daily

Designs on Muslim market – thestar online

A Chinese businessman is convinced that Malaysia is his springboard into the vast market of the Middle East.

KNOWN as Jerry Ma by his Muslim friends and associates, Li Haihua is convinced that Malaysia is a firm springboard to venture into new investments in the country and also to expand his business to the Middle East.

read more @ the SOURCE: thestar.com.my – Designs on Muslim market.

London Mayor developing recovery plan for capital’s economy

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today that he and his team are developing an Economic Recovery Action Plan designed to support Londoners and businesses through the predicted economic hardship ahead.

The Mayor has already confirmed several steps he is taking to support London, which include:

* Refocusing the London Development Agency’s £400m budget towards promoting jobs, skills and economic growth;
* Investing £600m in training to give Londoners the skills they need to find and stay in work;
* Pushing ahead with over 50 major infrastructure projects, such as upgrades to the tube and Crossrail, to ensure that London remains globally competitive.

SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release
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ADB Reinforces Support for Urban Development in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing additional funds to improve the basic services and infrastructure in small and medium-sized towns of Bangladesh.

The $87 million loan, sourced from ADB’s Special Funds, will be released in phases. The fund disbursements to each town are linked to governance reform and improvement in urban services.

SOURCE: Asian Development Bank – ADB Reinforces Support for Urban Development in Bangladesh.

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