ADB to Help India Attract Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping India develop infrastructure projects that can attract private sector investment through the modality of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will provide a $2 million technical assistance grant to help government agencies in India develop a number of pilot PPP projects which can eventually serve as models for future projects. All infrastructure sectors covered under this initiative include urban development, transport, water, health and education sectors.

read more @ the SOURCE: Asian Development Bank – ADB to Help India Attract Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Projects.

Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros -The Economic Times

Eyeing business opportunities and increased tourism, the Spanish capital of Madrid is seeking to deepen its engagement with Indian metros, particularly New Delhi, by showcasing its expertise in the area of efficient and sustainable development of cities.

SOURCE: The Economic Times.– Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros – Foreign Trade-Economy-News-

Eco Expo Asia opens next week

Eco Expo Asia 2008 is scheduled to open on 28 October at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on the themes of air quality, eco-friendly products, energy efficiency and waste & recycling. Now in its third year, the event has confirmed over 130 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions, and will be held in tandem with the Eco Asia Conference led by a panel of international industry experts. The Hon. Edward Yau, JP, Secretary for the Environment for the Hong Kong government will be the official guest of honour on the opening day.

SOURCE: Eco Expo Asia.

HK under fire for bright lights

Many green groups have recently taken aim at lighting in the international city of Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth have called upon retailers to minimise the lighting and to turn off many of its lights during the (after 2am).

SOURCE: Reuters UK ‘Hong Kong night light pollution under the spotlight | Environment | Reuters’.

Light-rail stations reflect neighborhoods – azcentral.com

Each of Metro light rail’s 28 starter line stations has a unique design, with special efforts taken to reflect the neighborhoods where stations are located.

read more @ the SOURCE: azcentral.com – Light-rail stations reflect neighborhoods.

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