Work to Commence in Dubai’s World Islands

A property developer has started work on a large resort complex, the first big project to start in the man-made archipelago off Dubai’s coast.

Kleindienst, a Dubai-based international developer, will begin work on the “Heart of Europe” project, a complex of luxury hotels and villas encompassing six small islands. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016, Reuters reports.

Located in the Gulf, approximately five kilometers (3.1 miles) off mainland Dubai, the 60-square-kilometer World Islands is an archipelago made up of more than 200 islands in the shape of a world map. It was completed in 2008 but remained undeveloped since the financial crisis until recently.
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Euro Zone Home Prices Increase

Residential property prices in the euro zone are recovering from the previous property crash but some areas still have more ground to cover. Home prices in the euro zone increased by 0.6 percent during the third quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter, marking the second consecutive quarterly increase, according to data released today by the EU’s statistics office EurostatContinue reading

CDA chief orders extension of sanitation services to new sectors

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, has directed extension of the sanitation services to the newly-established sectors of D-12, G-13 and G-14.

The direction was issued by the CDA chief to Member Engineering and Environment Sanaullah Aman on the demand of the residents of these sectors.

He directed the engineering and environment chief to make necessary arrangements for the collection and disposal of garbage from these sectors along with provision of other sanitation facilities to the residents.
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Computerised land record system launched in Taxila

TAXILA: The first-ever computerised Land Record Management and Information System (LRMIS) centre in Taxila became operational on Wednesday and started issuing digital land data to owners of three different areas in the tehsil.

The LRMIS centre is a project undertaken by the Punjab government through the assistance of World Bank for the computerisation of land records. The project aims at facilitating easy access to land records with lower transaction cost for citizens.

The computerisation of land records also aims at curtailing the widespread tampering of land records and ensuring transparency in deals.

The centre has started issuing certificates in three of the 50 revenue circles in the region namely Bull, Kolian and Mohra Maradu.

Assistant Commissioner Shahid Imran, while talking to newsmen said all land records of the entire tehsil would be digitized which would help people get rid of the ‘corrupt land mafia’. It would also ensure convenience in transferring properties and getting revenue documents, he added. Continue reading