Master plan for development of PCB areas soon-The Times of India

January 24, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India  reports “A master plan for the development of infrastructure in the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) jurisdiction is in the offing. Board members are contemplating over forming a committee for studying infrastructure requirements of the cantonment with a view to develop the plan.” [SOURCE: The Times of | Read More

OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre

January 24, 2009,AEDT

monstersandcritics.com – Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) beat 135 rivals from 24 countries on Thursday to win the contract to design a world-class performing arts centre in the Taiwan capital Taipei. [SOURCE: monstersandcritics.com – OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre]

Satellite to Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases Launched Successfully

January 23, 2009,AEDT

Efforts to tackle global warming received a boost today with the successful launch in Japan of a satellite to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (or “GOSAT” in its English-language acronym) is the first satellite to observe greenhouse gases and monitor changes in the effects | Read More

Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years (in India)

January 18, 2009,AEDT

Business Standard “Global Hyatt Corporation, a US-based premier hotel chain operator, has announced an expansion initiative involving erection of 20 new hotel properties in the next five years.” [SOURCE: Business Standard – Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years]

2nd Master Plan to make city futuristic – Chennai -Express Buzz

January 13, 2009,AEDT

Express Buzz reports CHENNAI: A slum-free Chennai, navigable Buckingham Canal, pedestrian walkways and sky buses sounds like a farfetched dream. But this would all be possible, if the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s Second Master Plan Vision 2026 becomes a reality. [SOURCE: Express Buzz – 2nd Master Plan to make city | Read More

Kolkata’s runway dreams

January 7, 2009,AEDT

Business Standard reports “Even as private airport developers in Delhi and elsewhere struggle to find money for their projects, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport has begun work on a Rs 1,942.51-crore modernisation exercise that will enhance its capacity five-fold to 24 million passengers per annum, and, allow the | Read More

‘Two children the limit,’ says NA Standing Committee

December 28, 2008,AEDT

Viet Name news agency reports “Most members of the National Assembly Standing Committee reached a consensus to declare each couple should have no more than two children in the amended Population Ordinance at a meeting in the capital ….” SOURCE: Viet Nam News.

Construction of NCKU Green Building Kicked Off – MarketWatch

December 23, 2008,AEDT

The blueprint of the most pioneering green building in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and also probably the first of its kind in the world, namely the Education Center for Subtropical Green Buildings (ECSGB) with an alias as “Green Magic School”, was recently approved by the City Urban Planning Committee | Read More

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