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DIFC aims to lease 90% of its property

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the emirate’s financial free zone, aims to lease 90% of units at its Dh1 Billion (US$272 million). Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018, to avoid creating a ghost town, the official leading the project said. Gate Avenue is a retail podium linking together the numerous towers of […]

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Portal launched to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

Ministry of Power and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched Indias first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal (www.nzeb.in) was launched by Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to India. A first […]

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Bangkok: Buildings constructed before 2007 need seismic check

Following a recent earthquake in Chiang Rai, experts from the Engineering Institute of Thailand have declared that high-rise buildings in Bangkok, constructed prior to 2007 require examination to ensure they have the appropriate support to withstand seismic tremors. Those constructed after 2007, were designed with appropriate seismic reinforcements meanwhile. According to EIT President Suchatchawi Suwansawat, […]

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