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SBCA tests reforms with 30-day Karachi house construction permit deadlines

400sq yrd houses, warehouses in category

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January 26, 2019


Govt decides to help plot owners construct houses under the Apna Ghar scheme

The Akhuwat Foundation will be helping the government construct the houses

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November 3, 2018


Six labourers die in Kohat

KOHAT: Six labourers died and one injured when a under construction gate collapsed in Jawaki area of Frontier Region Kohat on Sunday afternoon. The laborers are working on construction of the gate when the incident took place. The injured has been shifted to District Headquarter Hospital Kohat. APP

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February 18, 2018


US created 200,000 new jobs in January

Washington: US job creation accelerated in January, as labor markets continued to absorb workers at a robust pace, unemployment clung to a record low and wages moved higher, the government reported Friday. The world’s largest economy added 200,000 net new positions in the month, more than expected, driven by gains in construction, retail, restaurants and…

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February 2, 2018


Amitabh Bachchan served legal notice over illegal construction

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and six others have been served  legal notice over illegal construction. According to an Indian website,  Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali obtained information from P. South Ward Office of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) regarding the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) notice which was issued against…

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October 26, 2017


Drivers bewildered by twisting Chinese interchange

CHONGQING: Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti. After eight years of construction, the Huangjuewan interchange was completed last week on the outskirts of Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in southwest…

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June 7, 2017


Wonderland Villas: A tale of Hong Kong’s property rollercoaster

HONG KONG: Red-whiskered bulbuls start chirping around 5:00 am at Wonderland Villas, a hilltop complex in leafy northern Hong Kong whose own history charts the city’s political, economic and social fortunes. Built in 1984, the year colonial power Britain signed an agreement to hand Hong Kong back to China, the complex was one of the…

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June 7, 2017


Drilling, construction start at Thar Coal site under CPEC

KARACHI: The drilling and construction work has started in second largest point block-I of Thar Coal area under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Official said four billion ton coal exist in 150 Kilometer long Block. The cost of the block-1 project is two hundred billion rupees. He said during the digging two power plants with…

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March 12, 2017


Construction of Torkham border gate continues

CHAMAN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities continued construction of a gate on the Pakistani side of border at Torkham, as Islamabad and Kabul remained at odds over the issue. Reports say the gate has been named after Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was martyred in cross-border firing from Afghanistan on Wednesday. Sources say the two countries have agreed…

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June 17, 2016


Crane collapse kills 18 in southern China: state media

BEIJING: A huge crane which collapsed in high winds killed 18 people at a construction site in southern China early Wednesday, state media said. Another 18 are in hospital after the accident in Mayong township, part of the city of Dongguan in Guangdong province. The crane’s gantry plunged onto a two-storey temporary building made of…

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April 13, 2016


Privileged martyrs of Makkah

The Hajj pilgrims who embraced martyrdom in construction crane crash incident at Grand Masjid of Makkah are considered as privileged. Watch this report.

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September 12, 2015


At least 52 Pakistani injured in Makkah crane crash

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Saturday said 52 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims sustained injuries in a construction crane crash incident at Makkah’s Grand Masjid in Saudi Arabia in which at least 107 people were martyred. According to the statement issued here, no Pakistani is reportedly martyred in the incident. The statement stated 22 Pakistani pilgrims are under treatment…

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September 12, 2015


Estonian construction workers dig up medieval ships

TALLINN: The capital of Estonia is perhaps not the place where one would expect to find the remains of medieval ships, but that is exactly what happened to a group of construction workers in Tallinn this week. While working on the foundations for high-end apartments in a seaside area of the Baltic state's capital, the…

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June 12, 2015


Samsung begins construction of $14.3 bn chip plant

SEOUL: Samsung kicked off Thursday construction of a new chip plant to help fuel growth as smartphone sales slow, saying it would invest 15.6 trillion won ($14.3 billion) until production begins in 2017. The South Korean electronics giant, which has seen a surge in demand for chips, broke ground on the new plant in the…

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May 7, 2015


Two dead, others trapped in Saudi construction collapse: medic

RIYADH: Two workers were killed, 14 injured and at least three were still trapped after a convention centre collapsed during construction in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the Red Crescent said. Medics were initially told that about 50 workers were caught under concrete in the site at a university in Qassim, northwest of the capital Riyadh….

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April 28, 2015


Israel may freeze settlement construction for peace talks

JERUSALEM: Israel may impose a partial settlement freeze to keep U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians alive, an Israeli source close to the negotiations said on Tuesday. The proposed halt to Israeli public construction in the occupied West Bank would be part of a package that includes the release of Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy…

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April 1, 2014


UK trade gap widens in Sept, construction growth weaker than thought

LONDON: Britain's goods trade deficit widened more than expected in September, marking its biggest shortfall in almost a year and meaning trade will act as a drag on overall growth in the third quarter of 2013.Another set of data released on Friday showed output growth in the construction sector was weaker than first estimated in…

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November 8, 2013


Six officers suspended for delaying construction of FJA

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Federal Housing Secretary Habibullah Khattak has suspended six officers on Saturday for delaying construction of Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), SAMAA reports.The Secretary Housing informed during a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday that the Federal Judicial Academy’s construction will cost 700 million rupees.So far, 530 million rupees of construction cost have been paid…

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July 27, 2013


US confirms construction of anti-drug center at Karachi airport

Web DeskISLAMABAD: The United States Embassy in Islamabad has confirmed that the US Department of Defense is funding the construction of a “Customs Tactical Command and Operations Center” based at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on the request of the Pakistan government to support the fight against narcotics smuggling.It, however, asserted that no US military…

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March 1, 2013


Million of rupees worth construction materials’ waste in public project

Yasin Kamran shows us how million of rupees worth construction material has been wasted in a public project at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

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February 8, 2013