The largest commercial reed bed water treatment plant in the world is being built in the southwestern desert of Oman to clean-up wastewater from oil extraction. This vast scheme demands a huge amount of precision earthmoving to be carried out in punishing conditions. Chris Sleight reports.
Latin America is showing early signs of recovery from the global financial malaise; although it is likely to be 'slow' and 'unsynchronized', according to the World Bank, until government stimulus plans and foreign investment begin to have an effect. Richard High reports
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has named the Grupo Unidos por el Canal consortium - Sacyr Vallehermoso, Impregilo, Jan De Nul and Constructora Urbana - preferred bidder for the US$ 3.12 billion lock upgrade contract.