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 India – Master plan for development of PCB areas soon]
Flight Global reports “Two major new terminals are being mothballed and a third terminal is being closed in Mexico as the country’s airport operators struggle to cope with a steep decline in traffic.”
[SOURCE: Flight Global – Falling traffic force Mexican airports to mothball new terminals]
New Civil Engineer reports “The framework – which has an annual spend of over £15M – sees Hyder provide flood modelling expertise on river and coastal areas as well as regions susceptible to ground and surface water flooding of the type seen so dramatically in the last few years.”
[SOURCE: New Civil Engineer(nce.co.uk) – Hyder scoops £15M flood risk management deal]
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 they cause. It was launched from the island of Tanegashima, in southern Japan, by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a key partner of the United Nations’ regional arm – the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP) – in addressing disaster risk reduction and environmental issues.
SOURCE: UN/ESCAP Information Services