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VIDEO: Land Reclamation in Singapore from 1984 to 2012

A large-scale of land reclamation has been undertaken in different parts of Singapore since the 1960s.

 

Indofin Group Acquires Majority Stake in IHC Merwede (The Netherlands)

Indofin Group, the investment company, owned by the De Bruin family, has acquired a majority shareholding of 62% In IHC Merwede.

 

VIDEO: Progress of Panama Canal Expansion Program

The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.

 

NGOs Call on Aurizon to Abandon GVK Deal (Australia)

Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built.

 

USA: California Closes Suction Dredging Loophole

In response to an emergency request from a coalition of tribal, conservation and fisheries groups, California officials have closed a loophole in the state’s suction dredge mining ban.

Dredging Today Staff, July 7, 2013

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