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18 Oct 2017

Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

A freshwater aquarium might soon be a new attraction at the Mud Island River Park, as Tuesday a Memphis City Council committee recommended a resolution that could allow sales taxes from the Downtown tourism and development zone (TDZ) to fund portions of the project. Pending approval by the Tennessee Building

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18 Oct 2017

Newport Beach developer group wins county contract and 66-year lease for $200 million Dana Point Harbor revitalization

A $200 million overhaul of Dana Point Harbor is expected to include buildings with gabled standing seam metal roofs, open plazas, unique restaurants and shops, two hotels and possibly a surf museum. The long-awaited plan, a proposal by the Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC development group, was unanimously approved by

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18 Oct 2017

Manila Water exports WPPP template to other Asian countries

“With a regulatory framework that is clear, transparent and consistent, Water Public-Private Partnership (WPPP) has worked in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines. It can work in many more places in Asia and Manila Water is a testimony that Asians can solve Asian water issues.” This was declared

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17 Oct 2017

PM Modi to dedicate projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in city

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is rushing against a deadline to ensure that it gets a series of projects inaugurated or kicked off at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting the city on Sunday. A series of development works worth over Rs 750 crore were to

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17 Oct 2017

Ireland announces €200m for STEM buildings

The Irish government has announced a €200m (£177m) investment in new buildings for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Ministers set out the 11 projects that they propose to include in the Department of Education & Skills’ latest public-private partnership (PPP) programme. The 11 projects, which are

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16 Oct 2017

IBM, KlickEx Group and Stellar unveil cross-border payments solution

IBM, KlickEx Group, a regional financial services company, and Stellar, a non-profit organisation that supports an open source blockchain network, have unveiled a new regional cross-border payments solution using IBM’s blockchain technology to provide clearing and settlement of trades on a single network in real time. IBM says making international

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16 Oct 2017

Indian Railways to allow private freight terminals on its land; what it stands to gain

The transporter reckons that PFTs on railway land would help reduce encroachment of its land apart from increasing earnings through licensing fee. The Indian Railways is working on a plan to allow private freight terminals (PFTs) on railway land adjacent to stations with a view to utilising vacant land parcels

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16 Oct 2017

Northeast Emerging as New ‘StartUp’ Destination, Says Dr Jitendra Singh

The North Eastern region of India is fast emerging as the new ‘StartUp’ destination for youngsters from all over India. With the improvement in connectivity and transport facility in the last two years, coupled with concentrated administrative focus, more and more youngsters are now heading towards the North-Eastern States to

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13 Oct 2017

AfDB Rallies East Africa’s Private Sector for Stronger Partnerships

The Bank Group’s Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department (FIRM) in collaboration with the East Africa Regional Directorate (RDGE), has concluded its first regional Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS) in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-day event (2-4 October) falls within a series of Bank activities, aimed to step up its partnership with the

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13 Oct 2017

Qatar, India bilateral trade tops $8.4bn in March: Alpen Capital

Bilateral trade between Qatar and India stood at $8.4bn during the fiscal year that ended in March this year even as Ras Laffan remains the largest source of liquefied natural gas for the Asia’s third largest economy, a new report has shown. Qatar, according to Alpen Capital, aims to enhance

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