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Risk of Mass-migration from Quetta City Looms if the Government fails to build or delay the construction of dams

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article image QUETTA: IUCN Pakistan and Taraqee Foundation in partnership with the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water, MUET, Jamshoro (with support from University of Utah, USA); and the Government of Balochistan organized a two-day Expert Consultation on Strengthening Research-Policy Interface Improving Water Management in Balochistan at Serena Hotel Quetta today. The Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The participants of the…Read More

National Science School construction to start soon

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has offered land for the National Science School building in the area of Educational City in Lahore and its construction will start soon, informed Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. Addressing the launching ceremony and Orientation session of National Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) at a local Hotel on Wedneasday the federal minister said, the Chief Minister Punjab has provided the landed for the institution free of costdespite…Read More

SEPA signals green for K-2, K-3 construction

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has approved the K-2, K-3 nuclear power plants (2200 MW) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. The twin nuclear power plants of Karachi faced immense bashing from critics in the past raising concerns pertaining to environment. However, in the public hearing of the project held on April 27, 2015, the public dismissed the concerns and sanctioned the power plants construction comprehensively. The SEPA approval of…Read More

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SEPA stumps critics by allowing K-2, K-3 construction

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has approved the K-2, K-3 nuclear power plants (2200 MW) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. The twin nuclear power plants of Karachi faced immense bashing from critics in the past raising concerns pertaining to environment. However, in the public hearing of the project held on April 27, 2015 the public dismissed the concerns and sanctioned the power plants construction comprehensively. The SEPA approval of EIA…Read More

Zoological Museum construction starts in PU

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STAFF REPORTER LHR: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has recently laid the foundation stone of three-storey Zoological Museum opposite to Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Akhter, Prof Dr Naeem Khan, Acting Treasurer Rao Muhammad Sharif and a large number of faculty members were present on the occasion. Three spacious and wide exhibition halls would be constructed in which rare remnants of ancient…Read More

Construction of SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system starts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has announced to have starting constructing the new Southeast Asia-Middle East- Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system. The 20,000 kilometre system is expected to be ready for service by the second half of 2016. According to details, leveraging 100Gbps technology and a design capacity of at least 24 Tbps on 3-fibre pairs, SEA-ME-WE 5 is a multi-regional superhighway that will facilitate the delivery of broadband-…Read More

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Karachi infrastructure, construction at risk

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The construction infrastructure is at risk in Karachi due to use of poor quality rebars in construction which is potentially dangerous especially in case of eventuality like earthquake. NED University of Engineering and Technology has recently hosted a workshop on Sustainable Quality Improvement in Pakistan Construction Industry in collaboration with (FIU) Florida International University, East Carolina University and Auburn University. Speaking at the occasion,…Read More

Construction, engineering sectors always trigger progress

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR:Construction and engineering services industries play an important role in the economic uplift and development of a country. "Construction activities are a mechanism of generating the employment and offering job opportunities to millions of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workforce," said LCCI President Sohail Lashari during a visit to the recently held Build Pakistan’ exhibition at the Expo Centre in Lahore. It also plays a key role in generating…Read More

LEJ Nano Tech Centre construction starts at KU

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The construction of the Latif Ebrahim Jamal (LEJ) Nanotechnology Research Centre has recently started at the University of Karachi.The construction will be completed within one year at an estimated cost of Rs 50 million. The government has also realised the importance of nanotechnology in Pakistan’s technological and scientific growth and hence has launched the nanotechnology initiative under the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology."Nanotechnology has the…Read More