Ogun approves Nigeria-Benin Republic link road, 11 others for reconstruction
As part of effort aimed at improving ease of doing business and smooth movement of people and goods within and outside the state, Ogun State Government on Friday said it had approved the reconstruction of Nigeria and Republic of Benin link road and 11 other roads which cover 43.61km in all the three Senatorial districts of the State.Speaking at a press conference jointly addressed in Abeokuta on Friday, by Ade Akinsanya, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and Waheed Odusile, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, respectively, said that the roads reconstruction became imperative...
Road to three frontline villages of Aghdam reconstructed
By TrendThe State Agency for Highways continues capital reconstruction of roads leading to settlements, Trend reports citing the Agency.This year, work was carried out on the capital reconstruction of the Safarli-Zangishaly-Hajilar road with a length of 15 km, connecting three front-line villages in the Aghdam region, where more than 6,000 people live. This is a local road.At the final stage of the project, bus stops were built in the necessary places, road signs, mileage indicators were installed, and road markings were applied.In 2018-2020, 51.3 km of highways was repaired and restored in th...
Beirut reconstruction making little progress
BEIRUT: Reconstruction is progressing slowly in the area of Beirut devastated by the Aug. 4 explosion in the Lebanese capital’s port.“The first obstacle hindering restoration work is financial. All private and official international bodies have no confidence in the Lebanese government so they’ve refrained from giving aid,” Jad Thabet, head of the Engineers Syndicate, told Arab News.“Any plan assumes the existence of a government, and the international campaign we saw when the explosion happened has withdrawn due to the political situation in Lebanon. Unfortunately there’s total chaos,” he said...
Azerbaijan Railways to reconstruct railway as part of North- South transport corridor
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijani Railways have begun reconstruction of the Guzdek-Garadagh railway that will greatly contribute to the expansion of the North- South transport corridor and strengthen the country’s position as a transit country.According to the company statement on August 24, reconstruction of railway will allow direct transportation of cargoes from north to south, as well as in the opposite direction, without access to the Absheron peninsula.The length of the road along the axis is 36 kilometers, including 80 kilometers country roads.It should be noted that earlier, this line was on...
Xi urges military to remain steadfast in flood battle
By ZHAO LEI | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-08-21 06:57President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged China's military to make unremitting efforts to fulfill follow-up tasks in the ongoing flood control and disaster relief work.Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, greeted members of the People's Liberation Army, the People's Armed Police Force, the militia and the reserve service who had taken part in flood control and aid efforts. He told them to continue contributing to flood control and reconstruction work...
Eight months later, Notre-Dame cathedral still broken
Paris (AFP) - Eight months after a devastating fire ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, engineers are preparing for a crucial but complicated step in the herculean restoration effort: removing a mound of scaffolding mangled in the blaze.Within weeks, they are set to embark on the most delicate operation so far in the rescue effort. They have to extract 10,000 metal pipes forged by the inferno into a giant web-like structure that must be removed for work to proceed, but without further unsettling the enfeebled edifice.The scaffolding was erected for renovation work on the 13th century ca...
Police reconstruct fatal Yokohama train-truck collision accident
Police investigators on Tuesday staged a reconstruction of a fatal accident in September when an express train collided with a delivery truck at a railway crossing in Yokohama, near Tokyo.A similar type of train as the one involved in the Sept. 5 accident was used in the reconstruction in the early hours, with the driver of the original train present.The collision at a crossing on the Keikyu Line between Kanagawa-Shimmachi and Nakakido stations caused the eight-car train to derail, killing the truck driver and injuring more than 30 passengers.Police suspect the 67-year-old truck driver got stu...
General rebuked after tempers flare over rebuilding Notre-Dame
Paris (AFP) - The French army general charged with the rebuilding of Paris' fire-ravaged Notre-Dame was rebuked by the government Thursday after telling the chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the cathedral's future appearance.General Jean-Louis Georgelin lost his cool with architect Philippe Villeneuve in a dispute over whether to replace the spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica or mix things up with a modern twist. "As for the chief architect, I have already explained that he should shut his mouth," Georgelin said to gasps of ast...
Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire
Paris (AFP) - The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look.General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist. President Emmanuel Macron, who appointed Georgelin to head the massive reconstruction project, has said h...
Chinese experts to help in Notre-Dame reconstruction
Chinese experts will participate in the restoration of France's Notre-Dame cathedral, state media reported on Wednesday, following a meeting between the two countries' heads of state in Beijing.The 850-year-old cathedral, which was scarred in April after a fire tore through its roof and toppled its spire, was the most visited historic monument in Europe.Since the blaze, which took 400 firefighters to control, Chinese and French authorities have been in touch about cooperating on restoration efforts, reported official news agency Xinhua."China has a great deal of experience in renovating ancien...