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Aichi's Japanese staff uninjured
Following the earthquake and tsunami, Access International is able to report that all the Japanese employees of Aichi and their families are uninjured although buildings have suffered minor damage.
Australia's rental industry faces clean-up and rebuild
Australia’s rental industry has been doing as much as it can to help in the aftermath of the devastating flooding in Queensland last week although many rental companies have themselves been badly impacted by the floods.
Thompson Pump supplies 100 pumps for Gulf clean up
Thompson Pump has supplied as many as 100 pumps and associated equipment for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Haiti receives World Bank grant
The World Bank has approved a US$ 65 million grant to support the recovery of Haiti’s infrastructure as well as re-establish basic state functions following January’s earthquake.
IDB considers US$ 460 million loan for Chilean reconstruction
Development bank may re-direct funds from existing schemes and fast-track other decisions.
Haiti reconstruction costs could reach US$ 14 billion
IDB study estimates the cost of Haiti's reconstruction following the January 12 earthquake could be as high as US$ 14 billion.
Trees on the road
Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd. in the UK has transported an unusual cargo for an art project aimed at raising awareness of connections between deforestation and climate change
Indian chimney collapse kills up to 100 workers
Up to 100 workers feared dead following the collapse of a giant chimney under construction at the Balco power plant in Korba, India.
Water surge claims lives at Siberian dam
At least 10 workers were killed and 72 are still missing after the machine room of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant in Siberia, Russia was flooded.
Ingushetia's construction minister killed
Ingushetia's construction minister, Ruslan Amerkhanov, has been shot and killed in his office by a group of armed men.
Case delivers disaster relief in Brazil
When heavy rains caused massive mudslides in southern Brazil last year Case provided a range of equipment for disaster relief.
Equipment aid for earthquake aftermath
Equipment from Doosan subsidiary Bobcat has been donated to the town of L'Aquilla, Italy for clearance work following the Abruzzo earthquake.
Indonesian dam failure kills 52
A dam southwest of the Indonesian capital Jakarta has burst killing 52 people and washing away hundreds of homes, according to local press reports.
Earthquake relief from ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend China US$ 400 million in emergency assistance to help repair schools and roads demolished and damaged in the earthquake in May last year.
WB approves US$ 710 million for Chinese quake recovery
The World Bank has approved a US$ 710 million loan to China to help rebuild provinces hit by a huge earthquake on 12 May last year.
Eta bomb targets Ferrovial's Madrid office
Car bomb planted by Eta explodes outside the Madrid offices of Ferrovial, the owners of BAA.
World Bank and France pledge quake reconstruction funds
The World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) have agreed to lend US$ 910 million to China for reconstruction of areas devastated by the May 12 earthquake, which killed an estimated 69000 people.
Delhi Metro collapse kills two
The collapse of an under-construction, 34 m-long elevated section of metro in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday killed two people and injured another 30, according to The Times of India.
Wall collapse blamed on "irregularities"
The fatal collapse of a wall at a school in Belyayevka in the Orenburg Region of the Urals, Russia has been blamed on "irregularities in construction and maintenance work", according to a statement by local government officials.
Three arrests following Lucknow flyover collapse
Three employees of India's Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) are understood to have been arrested after the death of at least seven people following the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Lucknow, India.
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