China approves reports on quake relief work, reconstruction plan-Xinhua

China on Thursday passed a report on the relief work and reconstruction following the May 12 quake that devastated the southwest Sichuan and some neighboring provinces.

The country will spend three years to complete preliminary reconstruction and further develop the quake-hit region in the following five years, according to the plan.

Vice Premier Hui Liangyu said Wednesday 40 billion yuan (about 5.7 billion U.S. dollars) from the reconstruction fund would be dedicated to subsidize the rebuilding and repair of farmers’ homes.

SOURCE – Xinhua – China approves reports on quake relief work, reconstruction plan

Two new schools of architecture & planning to come up-The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Two new Schools of Planning and Architecture would come up in Bhopal and Vijayawada at a cost of over Rs 348 crore, with the government on Thursday giving its formal approval to the proposal.

SOURCE: Economic Times – Two new schools of architecture & planning to come up- Education-Services-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times.

Building costs a headache for Asia investors

Property investors in Asia are worried that soaring construction costs are squeezing profit margins, and see little respite as a Chinese iron ore supply deal this week signals more steel price hikes.

SOURCE: Reuters –  Building costs a headache for Asia investors |

Building costs a headache for Asia investors

Property investors in Asia are worried that soaring construction costs are squeezing profit margins, and see little respite as a Chinese iron ore supply deal this week signals more steel price hikes.

SOURCE: Reuters –  Building costs a headache for Asia investors |

Sensory garden for pupils – Liverpool Echo.co.uk

A SENSORY garden for pupils with learning difficulties was being opened today by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor.

Cllr Steve Rotheram was visiting Redbridge School, Fazakerley, to view the garden, which is designed to stimulate the senses.

The garden was developed alongside the Liverpool’s Youth Offending Service in Liverpool, which brought a team of young people on reparation orders to work under the guidance of a landscape architect.

Cllr Rotheram said: “This is a wonderful school which always strives to give pupils the best learning experience possible.

SOURCE: Liverpool Echo.co.uk – Sensory garden for pupils 

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