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Google Unveils its First 5G Phones, Cuts Price on Base Pixel Model

Google’s first 5G-enabled phones, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, will be available later this year at a starting price of A$799 or N256,638. The company also cut the starting price for its smartphone line-up with a non-5G version of 4a priced at A$599 or N192,318, looking to broaden its appeal among budget-conscious customers. Like Apple, …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Transportation WORLDReport

China to Boost Smart Infrastructure in Transport Sector

China will promote the construction of new infrastructure projects in the transport industry, aiming to advance the sector’s transformation toward digitalization and intelligence, according to a guideline issued by the Ministry of Transport on Thursday. By 2035, China aims to achieve remarkable results in the field, with advanced information technology playing a key role in …read more →

Infrastructure WORLDReport

Confidence, Certainty and Reducing Risk Are Vital in Infrastructure Planning – Debate Panel

British experts have identified confidence, certainty and reducing risk as vital in Infrastructure development planning In a virtual debate titled “How can planning help deliver the ‘build, build, build’ infrastructure agenda?” which was hosted by Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy Walker, the panel was  of the view that trust must precede collaboration for government to achieve its goals. …read more →

ENERGY News & Reports WORLDReport

Belarus President pledges new oil, gas infrastructure by 2025

President Alexander Lukashenko said Belarus will develop new oil and gas infrastructure by 2025 during an address to parliament and the nation. Belarus is looking to increase supply options after disputes with Russia have hit supply volumes. As a key transit route, tension between Russia and Belarus also raises risks for Russian oil and gas …read more →

Economy News & Analysis WORLDReport

Covid-19 Management: Europe’s Economy May Recover Faster than US – JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs

America’s failure to get a grip on the pandemic is putting the brakes on its rebound compared with Europe, where many former virus hot spots managed to resume economic activity without causing a similar surge in infections. Crucial for a sustainable recovery is confidence that the virus is no longer out of control, and Europe’s …read more →

AVIATION News & Reports WORLDReport

China-Developed World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight From Sea.

China’s indigenously-developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft succeeded in its maiden flight over sea on Sunday morning in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, its developer announced. The aircraft took off from the sea off Qingdao at 10:18 a.m. and completed the test flight after flying for about 31 minutes, said state-owned plane-maker Aviation Industry Corporation of …read more →

ENERGY Power WORLDReport

World’s largest green hydrogen facility to be constructed in Saudi Arabia

The world’s largest green hydrogen facility is set to be constructed in the North West corner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The US $5bn plant will supply 650 tons per day of carbon-free hydrogen for transportation globally and spare the world of 3 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. The joint venture project …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports WORLDReport

India Needs Improved Security Infrastructure to checkmate China

China is a major world power with the largest military of the world and the second largest economy in the world. China’s defence budget is four times India’s defence budget, and military infrastructure is better developed on the Chinese side. India and China have a tense relationship over the last 60 years, including a major …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Roads WORLDReport

FERMA Partners United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility for Technical Support

The Managing Director, United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF), Prof. Chidi Onyia, led a team of representatives of the organization on a courtesy visit to Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), recently to seek for technical partnership with FERMA. Prof. Chidi, in his introductory remarks, said the objectives of the programme includes; funding Federal road …read more →

ENERGY News & Reports WORLDReport

Saudi Aramco, China’s CNPC and Exxon Mobil to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A group of the world’s top oil companies including Saudi Aramco, China’s CNPC and Exxon Mobil have set targets to cut their combined greenhouse gas emissions as a proportion of production, as pressure on the sector’s climate stance grows. However, the target set by the 12 members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) …read more →