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To understand how far it has deteriorated, The New York Times ran tests and found dangerous levels of bacteria.

After a typhoon’s record-breaking rains breached dozens of levees, the country is wondering whether even the costliest systems can be future-proofed for the age of climate change.

The Portal Bridge in New Jersey is one of the busiest rail bridges in the country. But when it opens it often gets stuck, paralyzing train traffic.

A river system that feeds millions of people is in danger of being starved of the nutrients needed to sustain its life.

The Chinese leader’s visit is a further display of his ambitious aims — both economic and strategic — on India’s doorstep.

With land scarce, green space is being built into needs like transit hubs and power stations. But the projects come with challenges.

The city was built on big ideas, but lately the vision seems smaller.

The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries.

A silly fight over vital infrastructure has gone off the rails. Let’s make a deal.

The many, many fiascos of policy by tax cut.


Minister of Transport Amar Ghoul has announced 600km of new railway lines to be laid in Algeria. This is the latest project in one of the greatest railway network construction mega projects in the world today.

Siemens will supply signalling equipment for the Algiers Metro Line 1 extension. The contract, worth €20m includes provision of communications-based train control, Airlink radio transmission and Digiloc train location, in addition to staff training to operate the new systems.

The Chinese Ambassador to Algeria has told the press service APS, that up until the end of 2012, Chinese investments in Algeria totalled US$1.5 billion (€1.1 billion) over the past decade. More than 30,000 Chinese are working in Algeria in sectors including construction, road and rail infrastructures, for fifty major Chinese companies, he said.

With the African’s infrastructure financing needs growing as economic growth continues apace, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching a multi-billion dollar fund to finance infrastructure investment on the continent.

Africa's dream of becoming a continent of opportunity and destination for investment may become a reality soon with on-going plans to implement infrastructure development.

China hopes more countries can show sincerity while assisting infrastructure construction in Africa, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.


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