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Poland is to become the largest recipient of EU funds   (27/7/06)
Poland is to become the largest recipient of EU funds, with €60bn in regional support to be given over to the country over the next seven years overtaking Spain, the current highest recipient of EU grants.
Hong Kong short-piling case settled   (26/7/06)
Hong Kong news service The Standard reports that the Hong Kong Housing Authority has reached a settlement of some HK$235 million (24m Euros) in compensation with an insurer of the contractor at the centre of the 1999 “Tin Chung Court short-piling case” – less than half the amount awarded by the court.
Hezbollah’s "Viet Cong-style" tunnels   (26/7/06)
That Hezbollah is proving a tough opponent for Israel “is thanks to a Viet Cong-style network of tunnels in southern Lebanon”, according to the authoritative Jane’s Defence Weekly magazine.
Call for more geophysicists   (24/7/06)
The British Geophysical Association, a joint association of the Geological Society of London and the Royal Astronomical Society, is claiming that too few young people are entering the discipline with “the necessary physics and mathematics knowledge and the skills to provide the number of geophysicists required by the nation”.
Vinci wins Cambodia airport contract   (21/7/06)
The Royal Government of Cambodia has awarded the build and operate contract for the Sihanoukville international airport to the Société Concessionnaire des Aéroports, a Vinci subsidiary.
Saudi investors unveil Economic City development   (21/7/06)
A consortium headed by global real estate major Emaar Properties PJSC and a number of high profile investors from Saudi Arabia, has unveiled its Euro 550 million plans for King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
Toronto gears up for Euro 600 million real estate transformation   (20/7/06)
Work started this week on a Euro 210 million 50-storey office tower in Toronto, which is the first of a major wave of commercial real estate development that will transform the city’s financial district over the next three years.
Hong Kong corruption arrests   (20/7/06)
Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has arrested 11 people alleged to have accepted bribes relating to a project aimed at preventing landslides.
Spanish company secures 238 million euro Australian windfarm   (19/7/06)
Spanish wind farm developer and operator ACCIONA Energy is to install a 200 MW wind farm in Australia with an investment of 238 million euros.
Build a wellie wanger   (19/7/06)
UK TV station Channel 4 is looking for brave and ingenious volunteers from the world of geotechnical and civil engineering for its forthcoming Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow.