Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEDT

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy 2007 seeks to promote various types of public-private partnerships for realizing the goal of “ Affordable Housing For All’ with special emphasis on the urban poor. This was stated by Kumari Selja the | Read More

Hanoi City councils discuss improving weak planning and management

December 6, 2007,AEDT

Poor infrastructure and traffic congestion top the agendas of the Ha Noi and HCM City municipal People’s Councils during their current sittings. And both councils found that the shortcomings stemmed from inadequate planning and management. Viet Nam News.

Vietnam Reform

December 5, 2007,AEDT

The People’s Council in HCM City also met yesterday. Authorities announced a new municipal governance model, already approved by the Prime Minister, to be adopted in the next few years. HCM City would be a vanguard in applying the new | Read More

BBR Wins contract to build tunnel at Marina View

December 4, 2007,AEDT

BBR Holdings has won a S$190 million contract from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to build a common services tunnel for the Marina View area. The common services tunnel is a system of purpose-built tunnels to house and distribute various | Read More

$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Calcutta has Grand Plans for 7 urban hubs

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Keeping the upcoming industrialisation and urbanisation in view, separate master plans will be prepared for seven upcoming industrial hubs and urban conglomerates. The identified industrial hubs and urban centres are Paradip, Kalinga Nagar, Jharsuguda, Angul-Talcher, Puri, Berhampur and Sambalpur. The | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEDT

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

Indonesia plants trees to offset Bali emissions

December 4, 2007,AEDT

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has planted millions of trees to soak up an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases to be emitted during U.N.-led climate talks in Bali, Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said on Monday. More than 10,000 politicians, | Read More

Seven win Designers of the Year awards

November 28, 2007,AEDT

ARCHITECT Mok Wei Wei of W Architects has become synonymous with designing buildings that are sensitive to their surroundings. Mr Ban Yinh Jheow is the founder of toy company Stikfas, a multi-million-dollar enterprise famed for its three-inch-tall plastic action figures. | Read More

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