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What’s New This Week
Afghans thank India by carrying 100 metre tricolour for reconstructing the salma dam
Indians reconstruction project of Salma dam in Afghanistan is almost completed and the locals are very happy about the same. They thanked the Indian consulate in Heart for construction of this dam by carrying a 100 meter Indian flag and y offering flowers to the consulate officers.
Fire at Auckland airport construction site.
Welding caused fire at a construction site building at Auckland airport. Fire crews were called at around 2:20 pm and they responded to the situation quickly. No flights were disrupted or disturbed due to the event.
President Obama’s clean power plan
Latest proposal requires the states to curb down the emissions from power plants. This applies to all the existing units as well as upcoming new units. It will be a challenge to the coal power plants as they will have to be altered to meet the norms.
Drake & Scull International reports lower profits.
The Dubai-listed contractor Drake & Scull International reports lower profits for the first half of 2015. The company has managed to achieve 2% year-on-year growth in revenue. Saudi Arabia remained its strongest market as 37% of revenue came from it. The other two top contributors to its revenue are UAE followed by Qatar.
India and Nepal enter into MoU for construction of petroleum products pipeline from Raxaul (India) to Amlekhgunj (Nepal) and re-engineering of Amlekhgunj Depot and allied facilities.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of India and the Government of Nepal for the construction of a petroleum products pipeline from Raxaul (India) to Amlekhgunj (Nepal) and re-engineering of Amlekhgunj Depot and allied facilities.
The MoU will promote bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas sector and secure long term supply of petroleum products to Nepal. It would help preserve the environment along the route and decongest the international border at Raxaul.
Construction worker dies after falling 60 feet at the site of a building
A 25 year-old construction worker named as Christ Lord died after falling 60 feet at the site of a future apartment building in downtown Madison. Police say the accident happened around 11 a.m. Monday. The worker from McGann Construction died later at a hospital. Company president Bryan McGann says Lord had worked as a carpenter for the company for three years.