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The Three Seas Initiative:A European answer to China’s Belt and Road?

DAVID MORRIS A quest to modernise dilapidated infrastructure in Central Europe has quickly transformed into a geopolitical contest. Świnoujście, Poland, on the Baltic Sea (Getty Images) Published 26 Oct 2020 15:30    0 Comments     Europe   Multilateral Institutions A new infrastructure connectivity initiative in Central Europe is the latest stage for a geopolitical contest. A diverse group of European Union member states in the traditional “buffer zone” between Western Europe and the East have long suffered lagging living standards and weaker economies. Their poorly connected energy and transport infrastructure reflects their history, in particular their separation from Western Europe by the Iron Curtain during the long decades of the Cold War. Nevertheless, in recent years, at least until the Covid-19 crisis, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were among the fastest growing economies in Europe. All suffer constraints from significant infrastructure deficits. But rather than

Work on Shinzani Dam in full swing

 The Express Tribune - The construction work on Shinzani Dam is in full swing. The dam is beingbuilt to provide clean drinking water to the citizens of Gwadar district. According to official sources, the project is worth Rs500 million and will be completed during the course of the present financial year. Work on the project has been assigned to the construction firm after the tender was passed. Under the supervision of Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, completion of the ongoing development projects in Gwadar and the work for uninterrupted provision of clean drinking water is the top priority of the provincial government. According to a notification issued by the office of Deputy Commissioner Gwadar, a committee has been set up to compensate the victims of Shinzani Dam. District Forest Officer Gwadar, Deputy Director Agriculture Gwadar, and a representative of the victims of the Shinzani Dam site have been included in  the committee members list. The committee will soon formula