Caterpillar machinery once again involved in Israeli occupation activity

Who Profits?, a project of the Tel Aviv-based Coalition of Women for Peace, found photo’s of the A1 high-speed train project that will connect Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on the Israel Railways’ Facebook page. The photo’s – published on 4 June 2012 – document the use of Caterpillar equipment in the construction of tunnel 3A [...]

Lagos Traffic Solution as Third Mainland Bridge is repaired

Maintenance work commenced last week at third mainland bridge, as directed by a top government official. It is scheduled for completion by November, and will see eight expansion joints replaced on both sides of the carriageways of the bridge. This maintenance work was initially scheduled to commence two weeks ago, but was postponed, possibly to [...]

Will the project to transform Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar into low-cost skyscrapers work?

When Bhendi Bazaar was first set up following the Great Bombay Fire of 1803, the British government imagined it as a resettlement that would decongest the nearby Fort area (the city then was largely within the Fort walls, an area today in south Mumbai still referred to as Fort). Ironically, over the years, Bhendi Bazaar [...]

Cameroon: Electric Dreams for Development by 2035

After his reelection in November 2011, President Paul Biya of Cameroon announced [fr] that the country would soon become a giant “construction site”. The goal for his new term is for Cameroon to reach emerging market status by 2035 through a series of “great achievements” in transport and energy infrastructure development [fr]. It’s a deadline that fails to convince [fr] many commentators, [...]

Tanzania: More discussions on the controversial Ngorongoro road

Conflicts of interest between domestic and tourism demands have once resurfaced in the construction of tarmac road linking Arusha and Mara regions. This time it was residents of Ngorongoro who asked the government to construct the said road without hesitation, despite external pressures on account that the construction of this road will disturb wild animals [...]

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