…as NIWA vows to make Onitsha River Port Functional By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Hope rises for South-East and South-South importers and exporters, just as Federal Government expects increase in revenue, as National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, vow to make Onitsha River Port functional. NIWA also promised that it will do everything possible under the law to recover its properties and investments in wrong hands and channel them to revenue generation ventures for the Federal Government. This was disclosed by the Managing Director of NIWA, Chief George Moghalu, during his visit to NIWA Area Office, Onitsha, Anambra State, as part of his nationwide tour of the investments and facilities of the federal government agency. READ ALSO: NAFDAC calls for stiffer punishment for importers of fake drugs Chief Moghalu who also paid a courtesy call on the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, expressed displeasure that years since 2013 the Onitsha River Port was commissioned, it is yet … [Read more...] about Hope rises for South-East, South-South importers, exporters
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Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has joined hands with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) for setting up the “NRL-Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Materials” with the broad objective of developing sustainable materials from various waste and byproducts sourced from multiple sectors like petroleum industries bio-refineries and agro-industries. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) & Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) have been signed recently by Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati and Nikunja Borthakur, Senior Chief General Manager (Corporate Affairs), NRL, Guwahati. Prof. T.G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “This alliance between IIT Guwahati and NRL is a first of its kind academic-industrial collaborative venture. This CoE will work towards the production of biodegradable plastics for our civil society utilizing the waste and intermediate materials from the existing oil and bio-feedstock based industries. This CoE will serve … [Read more...] about IIT Guwahati and numaligarh refinery collaborates to set up Centre of Excellence
A top Liberal party official has given “unambiguous” assurance that a future Turnbull government will not sink public funds into Adani’s Queensland coal mining project, conservation groups have claimed. Activists opposed to Australia’s largest proposed export coal venture have been pressing the commonwealth on whether its $5bn infrastructure fund will be available to Adani to build a railway that was once in line for a state loan. But this week, the federal director of the Liberal party, Tony Nutt, wrote to the WWF Australia president, Dermot O’Gorman, to say the government had ruled out funding the Indian conglomerate’s $16bn, 60-year thermal coal project in north Queensland’s Galilee basin. “The Australian government has already ruled out funding for Adani as any investment is up to the private company to make,” Nutt said. A spokeswoman for Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Imogen Zevothen, said conservationists … [Read more...] about Government rules out public funds for Adani coal project, activists claim
Tensions between America and China are pushing the world’s two largest economies into an escalating trade war. President Donald Trump continues to threaten a tariff hike on more Chinese goods. The United States government has already barred federal agencies from using telecom equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, and this week Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency regarding foreign powers exploiting vulnerabilities in American information and communications infrastructure.So it’s a strange time for one of the most popular social media platforms in the US — in the world for that matter — to be Chinese. Eschewing typical forms of Chinese soft power, TikTok could be the arrival of a subtler form of algorithmic influence, with sophisticated Chinese AI controlling what becomes viral content potentially shared among millions of young Americans. Which isn’t unlike the global influence Facebook, Google, and Twitter have been … [Read more...] about Forget The Trade War. TikTok Is China’s Most Important Export Right Now.
Decks have been cleared for state-owned Engineers India Ltd (EIL) to begin construction of a petrochemical refinery in Mongolia. EIL, a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is the project management consultant for the development of the oil refinery. During the ongoing visit to Mongolia, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is expected to finalise the roadmap to commence construction of the refinery, which is being touted as the largest project being undertaken by the government of India under its Lines of Credit programme. Sources said that after this visit, firm agreements are expected on work programmes for the refinery. The petrochemical refinery - near Sainshand in southern Dornogovi province is to be built at an approximate cost of $1.25 billion. It is being developed under a line of credit of $ 1.236 billion extended by India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Mongolia in 2015 and subsequently enhanced during the state visit of the … [Read more...] about EIL to soon start work on $1.2 bn Mongolian refinery project