India plans to set up SEZ in Rakhine State

bnionline.net, Aug 04,’16

India plans to set up a Special Economic Zone in Sittwe, Rakhine State, where it has already built a port. The proposed SEZ by India will rival the Chinese SEZ located 80 km down of strategically located Sittwe as Delhi plans to make it an economic hub. The aim of the SEZ is to help expand India’s footprints in South East Asia amid China’s plans for massive road and port connectivity projects in the region as part of its One Belt One Road initiative.

KPK Govt Signs $1.6 Billion Railway Project with Chinese Company

pakistantoday.com.pk, Aug 04,’16

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and China Communication and Construction Company Ltd has signed the Circular Railway Project worth $1.6 billion at Chief Minister’s Secretariat Peshawar. The project links Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda with future expansion to Swabi and a speedy service from Peshawar to Islamabad.  China Communication and Construction Company Ltd shall conduct a feasibility study, inclusive of concept design, cost estimation and will prepare a technical and financial proposal to the provincial government in respect of the development of the project. It would also provide a technical specification to the government for the soil investigation and survey.

Japan Opens New IT Institute in Maharagama, Sri Lanka

colombopage.com, Aug 04,’16

According to the Embassy of Japan in Colombo, Metatechno has opened a new IT higher education institution under the name Lanka Nippon Biztech Institution (LNBTI) in Maharagama. This institution is established by the collaboration of Metatechno and a Sri Lankan company, hSenid International, and is unique because it not only teaches Software Engineering and computer science, but also Japanese language and Japanese business culture, opening up possibilities for students to work in companies worldwide.

Provision of Major Overhaul on 4 Engine at Cove Power Station.

Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission invites bid for the provision of major overhaul on 4 engine at Cove Power Station.

Promoter: Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission

Location: Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission invites international competitive bid for the provision of 36,000 hour major overhaul on Three (3) Wartsila 18V50DF (Dual-Fuel) engine at Cove Power Station, and 40,000 hour overhaul on one (1) Wartsila VASA 16V32 diesel engine at Scarborough Power Station, Tobago. The last date for tender submission is July 28 2016.

Contact: Messrs. Zainool Mohammed, Frank Chatee, Sykes Ettinoffe or Dion Ewing. LP #846, Southern Main Road, King Village, California, Trinidad, West Indies

Tel: 1 (868) 639-2541 Ext. Nos. 5300, 5830, 5810 or 5840.

Email: tenderqueries[@]ttec.co.tt

Source: http://www.globaltenders.com/free_tenders/026994-Tender-Notice-Overhaul-Wartsila-Engine-Cove-Power-Station-Trinidad-Tobago-Electricity-Commission.htm

Pakistans Economic Corridor Project Planned

worldhighways.com, July 07,’17

A budget worth nearly US$473 million will be used for work on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. This will form a key portion of Pakistan’s Public Sector Development Programme for the 2016/2017 period. The Burhan-Hakla section is expected to require two years to construct and will be 285km long. This stretch will run through Rehmani Khel, Rokhri, Mianwali, Sawan and Pindi Gheb. The DI Khan section stretch of the highway should be complete by mid-2018, while the stretch from Gwadar to Surab should be ready for traffic by the end of this year.