YEREVAN, DECEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. The Investigative Committee has launched criminal proceedings on suspected official misconduct involving governmental officials. An investigation has revealed that officials from the Yerevan City Hall, the urban development inspectorate, the fire and technical safety inspectorate of the ministry of emergency situations, as well as a governmental agency dealing with technical safety, have conspired and deliberately failed to document irregularities in ongoing constructions in downtown Yerevan since 2009. They even filed false paperwork in 2012 claiming that construction has finished. The deliverate actions of the officials have caused significant damages to the citizen entitled to receive real estate in the mentioned buildings. The investigation continues, authorities said. Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan … [Read more...] about Officials under investigation in construction-related case
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. More than 100 residential buildings will be built in the new Jamaiyat Al Riyadh district of Aleppo within four years, the project’s architect Aymad Ali told reporters. “We are now reconstructing more than 300 buildings that were damaged from bombings, which is around 1000 apartments,” he said, according to RIA Novosti. “We are also building 110 new buildings, that will house 5000 apartments,” Ali said. Back in 2012, 360 new buildings were built in the area but failed to be housed due to battles. The new buildings ended up being hiding locations for militants. Now, the area is the largest construction site in Syria, encompassing more than 50 hectares. Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan … [Read more...] about Aleppo to build 110 new buildings in massive construction project
Carillion’s dramatic collapse in January has caused headaches for almost every major company that does work for the Government. Fearful of getting burnt again, lenders are pulling up the drawbridge, investors are selling up and shorting shares and the Government has been tightening its procurement processes. But while many outsourcers have been in the firing line, from IT specialist Capita to facilities manager Mitie, the impact has been particularly marked on those in construction. Interserve, which derives around two fifths of its business from building work, is now exploring a bailout that could all but wipe out its investors, while fellow builder Kier is having to tap shareholders for hundreds... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about The construction crunch: are we going to see another Carillion?
A new project, the Milburn Innovation Park, was launched on Monday in West Suffolk College, to help construction students showcase their skills.The launch of 10 different building pods within the Milburn campus was kicked off with a turf cutting and ribbon cutting ceremony.Sarah Bowers, project manager, said: “The project is two-fold and is all about giving students the right skills to get them started in their journey in construction.”The turf was cut by Douglas Field, Chair of New Anglia LEP, who has supported the project from the outset.The project led by the New Anglia Skills Deals Programme is funded by Suffolk local authorities, Norfolk County Council and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.Sarah added: “This will be an outstanding opportunity for our students as they will get to see, work on, experience and learn about a variety of different buildings that they may come across when they progress into the world of work.”The pioneering construction work … [Read more...] about Construction pods created at college campus
Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. “The Sudanese side expressed interest in participation of the Russian companies in constructing of the Trans-African railway over Dakar – Port Sudan – Cape Town,” said the commission in a document seen by TASS. It added that “The Russian side confirmed readiness to work out the opportunity for participation… but asked for [the] provision of all the financial and legal characteristics of this project." Also on rt.com Russia will light up Africa - Putin The Trans-African railway line is part of the African Union’s plans to connect the port of Dakar in West Africa to the port of Djibouti in East Africa. It will run through 10 different countries (many of them landlocked) and is expected to boost trade on the continent. The … [Read more...] about Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway