The future of construction is digital

first_img Richard WaterhouseRichard Waterhouse is chief strategy officer at NBS. The future of the construction industry is digital whatsapp Digital tools improve standards, reduce mistakes and improve record keeping and auditing at every stage. This keeps costs down, builds on schedule, and drives up quality. The construction industry is notoriously sluggish when it comes to the adoption of technology. But if we are to meet the challenges of delivering 2050 net-zero targets, as well as building better, safer and smarter, then property contractors and developers need to embrace digital. Equally, emerging tech companies like Botmore, Oculo, and One.Site are making it easier, championing a digital drive in the construction industry.  We believe the construction industry can, and must, improve. With change being driven by improved decision-making, based on connected systems and information, the industry can deliver better outcomes. People, organisations, and data will come together through technology and smarter ways of working. With a growing population and increasing competition for resources, we believe this will benefit construction, the wider economy, and society as a whole. 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Britain’s construction industry grew at the fastest rate in almost five years in July as business picked up after the coronavirus-related shutdown. The IHS Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 58.1 in July from 55.3 in June. A sharp rebound from April’s record low of 8.2. Ultimately, the future is digital and should be welcomed, not only to protect the environment but also turbocharge Britain’s economic recovery.  The construction industry needs solid data to do everything, from running its day-to-day business to attracting new business. It’s technology that can provide these crucial resources across the board.  The double-whammy of a pandemic and a recession has made 2020 one of the most challenging and disrupted years in living memory.  Friday 4 September 2020 4:00 am BIM uses data to analyse and improve design, construction and operation of buildings. Modular construction turns construction into assembly – almost like Lego for the real world. We are rapidly approaching a time when both digital and modular will be a “must-have”, not a “nice-to-have”.  Opinion With governments around the world urgently investigating fiscal stimulus measures to get virus-hit countries back on their feet, research shows that climate-friendly policies could deliver better results for global economies and the environment. Dame Judith Hackitt, chair of the Transition Board, has also called for the whole industry to improve standards and embrace technology to help boost building safety and quality. So there is political and social pressure on the sector to rapidly adopt digital to improve practice.   City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. A move to digital transformation, driven by legislation and a new focus on safety, will become key priorities in a post-pandemic world. While architectural and engineering professions have been leading the switch, compelled by the government’s BIM mandate, the benefits of digital haven’t been seen across the sector. Show Comments ▼ Two new technologies will help drive construction’s transformation to being a sustainable digital industry – Building Information Modeling (BIM) and modular construction.  Main image credit: Getty whatsapp The global construction industry is estimated to be responsible for between 35 to 45 per cent of CO2 released into the atmosphere, making it a major contributor to global warming. Given global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, the industry urgently needs to adopt more sustainable methods.  Share Tags: Construction industry Coronavirus Digital economy Digital health London buildings London buildings, bridges and landmarks Net zerolast_img read more

5 health and medicine issues to watch for at the Democratic convention

first_img Clinton vs. Trump: A race between a policy wonk and a ‘black box’ Tags Hillary ClintonpolicyPresidential campaign Leave this field empty if you’re human: The other recent Democratic nominees have talked about health care in varying levels of detail, but they’ve all made it an important part of their speeches. Bill Clinton talked in 1992 about “an America in which health care is a right, not a privilege,” foreshadowing both Clintons’ ill-fated attempt to reform the health care system. In 2000, Al Gore promised to “find new medicines and new cures, not just for cancer, but for everything from diabetes to HIV/AIDS.”And in 2008, Barack Obama set the stage for the Affordable Care Act by calling for “affordable, accessible health care for every single American.” He also promised that “my plan will lower your premiums” for people who already had insurance — a promise that didn’t exactly come true. (Oops.)What will Kaine bring to the table?Clinton’s brand new running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, is a reliable ally on issues like letting Medicare negotiate drug prices. But he’s also earned a unique reputation for focusing on prevention — keeping people healthy by heading off medical problems.So it will be worth watching to see if Kaine can make a case for preventive health care in his acceptance speech — an angle that would help round out Clinton’s health care platform.What about Obama’s medical research initiatives?While Clinton has talked about her own research priorities — including Alzheimer’s, autism, and HIV/AIDS — she has said less about the future of the programs President Obama has launched, including the Precision Medicine Initiative, the BRAIN Initiative, and Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer effort.The convention speech will give her a chance to do that. For Clinton, it’s a two-fer. Not only would it allow her to talk about her ideas for medical research — it also feeds into her view, which she has expressed in past speeches, that funding medical research is good for the economy because it helps create jobs.“Let’s fund the scientific and medical research that spawns innovative companies and creates entire new industries, just as the project to sequence the human genome did in the 1990s, and President Obama’s initiatives on precision medicine and brain research will do in the coming years,” Clinton said in a speech last year at the New School in New York.Will there be any surprises in the Trump attacks?So far, Clinton’s attacks on Trump’s health care proposals have been standard fare. She has gone after him for proposing to repeal Obamacare — saying that would allow insurance companies to go back to rejecting people with health problems — and she has accused him of wanting to “wipe out safe, legal abortion.” Privacy Policy By David Nather July 25, 2016 Reprints Hillary Clinton takes in big money from drug industry Matt Rourke/AP Related: WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton led a health care reform effort in the 1990s, promoted medical research as a senator, and has been bashing price-hiking drug companies on the campaign trail and in TV ads.So there’s every reason to expect her to make health care a major theme when she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia on Thursday night. What she says about the future of medical research, public health, and the uninsured will give a valuable preview of what her priorities would be — and how far she’s willing to go to co-opt the ideas of her defeated rival, Bernie Sanders.Here are the five biggest things to watch in health and medicine:advertisementcenter_img Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. That package, worked out in detail between the Clinton and Sanders policy staffs, has helped to ease tensions between the two camps — so the Sanders campaign will be watching closely to see how much of it she mentions in her speech.“This deal is an extremely important initiative. It will save lives and ease suffering,” said Warren Gunnels, Sanders’s policy director. “We look forward to working with her to turn it into a reality.”Clinton and Sanders always saw eye to eye on the need to rein in prescription drug prices, but her acceptance speech will signal how enthusiastic she is about her new add-ons. She won’t talk about “Medicare for all,” as Sanders does — that was one of their biggest conflicts during the primaries. But she could embrace the goal of health care as “a fundamental right for every American,” as the Democratic platform says.Those who want single-payer health care, however, won’t have to wait long to hear about it — it’s virtually guaranteed to be in Sanders’ speech on Monday night. “You’ll never hear Senator Sanders stop talking about a Medicare for all, single-payer system,” Gunnels said.How wonky will Clinton be?Most convention speeches are broad and thematic, not laundry lists of policy proposals. But wonkiness is a big part of Clinton’s brand. And she has already spent much of her campaign putting out detailed proposals for reining in rising prescription drug costs, lowering out-of-pocket health care expenses, accelerating Alzheimer’s disease research, supporting people with autism, and fighting substance abuse.So health care and medical research groups will have a lot of reasons to tune into Clinton’s acceptance speech on Thursday night. Whether she mentions her proposals specifically — to contrast herself with the often vague Donald Trump — or just talks generally about the next steps in health care, her speech will send important signals about which issues would get the most attention in a Hillary Clinton administration. Both points are good bets to make their way into her speech, especially now that aggressive abortion opponent Mike Pence is on the GOP ticket. But the bigger question is whether Clinton —  or any of the other convention speakers —  will highlight Trump’s remarks and actions that have alarmed people in the medical research community, from tweeting about long-disproven theories about links between vaccines and autism to suggesting he might appoint a talk radio host as NIH director.If they do, it would mean Clinton has decided to make her support of medical research — and science generally — part of the broader case for her election, not just her work on the health care issues that are always popular with the Democratic base. Related: Politics5 health and medicine issues to watch for at the Democratic convention How much will Clinton channel Sanders?When she first got into the race, Clinton’s goals for building on Obamacare were relatively modest, and focused mainly on controlling health care costs.Now that she’s survived an unexpectedly tough nomination battle against Sanders — who wanted to keep expanding health care to reach the 29 million Americans who are still uninsured — she has gone farther. She now has proposals to let people 55 and older join Medicare, offer a “public option” health plan in every state as an alternative to private Obamacare plans, and doubling federal funding for community health centers for low-income people.advertisementlast_img read more

Huge drop in the amount of pubs in Laois

first_img TAGSpubs Home News Huge drop in the amount of pubs in Laois News Council Twitter Huge drop in the amount of pubs in Laois Pinterest WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleRemembering Ballyhupahaun’s Rainbow people of 1993Next articlePreview of tonight’s action as two teams face the end of the road Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.center_img Revenue have published figures which show a dramatic decrease in the amount of pubs in Laois since 2005.In 2005, Laois had 157 pubs but by 2017 the figure stood at 123. This represents a 21 per cent drop.There are almost 1,500 fewer pubs in Ireland than there were in 2005, according to an organisation representing the drinks industry.There were 7,140 pubs in Ireland last year, a decline from 8,617 in 2005, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has said.Its figures are based on analysis of the liquor licence figures published by Revenue, which tracks the number of premises with seven-day publican’s licences.Rural counties saw the most significant drop in numbers. The largest decline was in Cork, which now has 915 pubs, 25% fewer than in 2005.DIGI says that while pub licences are falling, there has been an 11.8% increase in the number of off-licences over the same period.Figures provided show there were 3,331 premises which were registered as an off-licence, or containing an off-licence, in 2017. This compares to 2,966 in 2005. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Licences for wine-only bars and restaurants were also up 3.1% since 2005.Overall, there were 866 fewer liqour licences registered in Ireland in 2017 than in 2005 – a decrease of 5.6%.DIGI is a representative group for the wider drinks and hospitality industry in Ireland, including manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the pub, hotel, restaurant and off-licence trade.The group has called on the Government to reduce rates of excise tax on alcohol to encourage growth in the hospitality sector.SEE ALSO – Legendary multiple winning Eurovision singer coming to Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 22nd August 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Alpart Continues Support Despite Closure

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A number of communities in St. Elizabeth are benefitting from support from the Alpart bauxite company despite the closure of mining operations in the parish.The company, through its Community Council, is providing more than 300,000 gallons of water per day to residents from its St. Elizabeth wells, while maintaining a number of its social programmes in education, agriculture, sports, and community development.Alpart has embarked on an agricultural stimulus programme to help some 1,400 farmers from the company’s operating areas with basic agricultural supplies.Participating farmers are identified for selection by Community Council representatives, who work with the Rural Agricultural Authority (RADA) to monitor and evaluate production in carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, cauliflowers, melons and other crops.The Council has also been working in the area of education, and since August, has provided back-to-school assistance for more than 250 students; bursaries for four student teachers; and book vouchers for 70 outstanding students from 34 primary and all-age schools.It has also assisted the Nain Police Station and a number of schools with landscaping and renovation, and recently completed the re-roofing of sections of the Lititz Basic School, and a refurbishing project at the Myersville Basic School and Community Centre.The Alpart Community Council operates as a non government group to facilitate the sustainable development for communities in Alpart’s operating areas of South Manchester and St. Elizabeth. Alpart Continues Support Despite Closure MiningOctober 21, 2009 RelatedAlpart Continues Support Despite Closure Advertisementscenter_img RelatedAlpart Continues Support Despite Closure RelatedAlpart Continues Support Despite Closurelast_img read more

Canada launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy

first_imgCanada launches its 2030 Agenda National Strategy From: Employment and Social Development CanadaThe United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious call to action. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people are able to live in peace and prosperity. This shared responsibility calls for closer cooperation between governments, civil society, and the private sector.The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious call to action. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people are able to live in peace and prosperity. This shared responsibility calls for closer cooperation between governments, civil society, and the private sector.Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, and the Minister of International Development Karina Gould, launched Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, an important milestone in continuing to implement the 2030 Agenda and make progress on the SDGs in Canada and abroad.The strategy promotes a whole-of-society approach to achieving the SDGs. It builds on the 30 actions and five core principles outlined in Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy, and feedback from in-person and online consultations and outreach across Canada.To support the strategy’s whole-of-society approach, Minister Hussen also announced approximately $11.3 million in funding to 32 organizations through the 2020-2021 Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program. Through this program, the Government of Canada is supporting the work of not-for-profit organizations, provinces and territories, municipalities, academia, the private sector, and members of Indigenous and racialized communities to make progress on the SDGs.Strengthened by a commitment to leave no one behind, Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy will help build a Canada that is stronger, fairer, and more equitable for everyone. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, children, Government, Indigenous, Internet, launch, Minister, online, planet, race, Social Development, Society, sustainable, UN, United Nationslast_img read more

The US$12.5-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire isn’t actually coming for two years

first_img advertisement Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos At the show, we were only able to gawk at the exterior of the black handcrafted carbon-fibre body and its sleek silhouette. Doors to the luxury vehicle were kept closed, and now we know it’s because there was literally nothing inside. According to a Bugatti spokesperson, the interior hasn’t even been designed yet.Bugatti only began the project about a year ago, once the person who’d commissioned it signed on the dotted line. There’s still an incredible amount of work to be done, and what we saw in Geneva was just a non-functional prototype wheeled in to generate buzz, not the final product. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›center_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos Bugatti unveiled its latest masterpiece, the La Voiture Noire, at the Geneva Motor Show this year, making it the soon-to-be most expensive new car on Earth with a price tag of US$12.5 million, plus tax. But this week, the automaker revealed to enthusiast outlet Carscoops that the supercar won’t be ready for another two or two-and-a-half years. The marque is manufacturing just the one and, obviously, it’s already spoken for, so the mystery buyer in line to receive this thing had better have a solid 24-month plan to busy themselves while they wait for delivery. RELATED TAGSBugattiLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles We do know the exclusive La Voiture Noire’s engine will be an 8.0-litre W16 producing 1,500-horsepower. Other than that, it’ll be another few years before we get to see the whole package in action. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Particles Of Early Universe Topic Of CU-Boulder Talk March 19

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder’s physics department will continue its Saturday Physics Series with a March 19 presentation about the makeup of the universe 14 billion years ago. Physics Assistant Professor Jamie Nagle will present his talk on “Quark Gluon Plasmas,” at 2 p.m. in Duane Physics room G1B30. The presentation is free and open to the public. Nagle will discuss how in the very early universe, just after the big bang, everything was made of freely roaming particles called quarks and gluons. This plasma of quarks and gluons cooled off and disappeared more than 14 billion years ago and left the particles we see today. He also will talk about an effort to re-create this plasma in the laboratory using giant particle accelerators. The Saturday Physics Series is intended for Colorado high school students, teachers and adults. For more information call (303) 492-4318. Published: March 7, 2005 last_img read more

Three CU-Boulder students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

first_imgCategories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Three University of Colorado Boulder students have won 2011 Goldwater Scholarships, recognizing top work in math, science or engineering among undergraduates nationally.Ian Buller, Natasha Goss and Minh Than were honored with the national scholarship and each will receive up to $7,500 for educational expenses next year.”The Goldwater is often hailed as the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for math, science and engineering students, so the fact that we have three in one year says a lot about the quality of our students,” said Deborah Viles, CU-Boulder’s top scholarship director.The three CU-Boulder students are among 275 members of the 2011 class of Goldwater Scholars, who were chosen from a field of 1,095 students nominated by college faculties nationwide.Buller is a junior majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology. He plans to specialize in disease ecology, specifically identifying unknown diseases in remote areas, studying their emergence and designing control programs. Buller works in Professor Pieter Johnson’s lab on campus on the amphibian necropsy task force. He also is an active participant in CU-Boulder’s Presidents Leadership Class.Goss is a sophomore majoring in chemistry and plans to study the impact of climate change on the chemistry of aqueous ecosystems. She is currently an intern at the CU Environmental Center. This summer she will intern at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research under the direction of CU-Boulder Professor Diane McNight. She will conduct research on the effects of temperature change on phytoplankton. Goss also is a Norlin Scholar.Than is a junior with a double major in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and biochemistry. Than’s research interests include investigating cancer with the long-term goal of improving early detection and treatment. In May 2010, Than was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986 in honor of Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, who served the United States as a soldier and statesman for 56 years. The program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.For more information visit www.act.org/goldwater.center_img Published: May 3, 2011 last_img read more

Le Grand Noir Introduces Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Rosé

first_imgReddIt AdvertisementLe Grand Noir® is pleased to introduce a Méthode Traditionelle Brut Rosé from France.This wine is a unique blend of Grenache and Carignan grapes created in the same traditional method used to make sparkling wines in Champagne, France. The wine expresses intense aromas of red berries and rich fruit flavors while delicate bubbles create a truly indulgent experience.Le Grand Noir offers eight distinct wines from traditional French varieties, making the Brut Rosé a much-anticipated addition. Pale pink in color with intense aromatic features and great complexity, the Brut Rosé is destined to be a favorite.“We are so excited to introduce Le Grand Noir Brut Rosé to the highly successful Le Grand Noir brand family. The demand in the U.S. for high quality sparkling wine continues to grow as consumers are exploring more premium sparkling wines from around the world.  This delicious Brut Rosé will be the perfect serve for all the #rosé brunch crowds.” – John Uniacke, Le Grand Noir U.S.A Brand ManagerThe new Le Grand Noir Brut Rosé, imported by Prestige Beverage Group, will be on shelves nationwide June 1st with an SRP of $18.99.ABOUT LE GRAND NOIRIn a world where so many things are the same, we’re delighted to offer you a wine that is deliciously different. Reigning from a Mediterranean climate, Le Grand Noir grows a variety of grapes and produces distinguished wines that have been favored since Medieval times. To date, the success lies in the combination of the French terroir and the New World accessibility of the wine and packaging. For more information about Le Grand Noir, please visit us on Facebook, Instagram or at www.legrandnoir.com.ABOUT PRESTIGE BEVERAGE GROUPFounded in 1974, Prestige Beverage Group is comprised of award-winning wines, spirits and beer from around the world. From product development to packaging design and state-of-the-art marketing materials, Prestige Beverage Group, located in Mendota Heights, MN, continues to be an industry leader.www.prestigebevgroup.comAdvertisement Previous articleOn Cloud Wine at ENO Wine Room and Michael Jordan’s Steak House!Next articleThe International Sommelier Association Announces New Logo, New Website and New Cutting-Edge Destinations for Competitions in 2018 and Beyond Press Release TAGSConsumerLe Grand NoirPrestige Beverage Group Twitter Email Share Home Industry News Releases Le Grand Noir Introduces Méthode Traditionnelle Brut RoséIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLe Grand Noir Introduces Méthode Traditionnelle Brut RoséBy Press Release – May 15, 2018 126 0 Facebook Linkedin Pinterestlast_img read more

Baugh pledges CDF support for economic project in Colbeck

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Kenneth Baugh, has pledged support through his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to undertake an “economic project,” which will benefit young people in Colbeck, St. Catherine. “It is going to be a significant catalyst, not only for rural agricultural development, but for education and social development for the people in the community,” Dr. Baugh said at Wednesday’s ceremony May 11 to commission the Colbeck irrigation system into service. Dr. Baugh, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine, said that he has been having meetings with the residents to discuss the project, but “we were just waiting on the water.” The project, which was implemented by the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), through US$747,945 in funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will provide 1.2 million gallons of water per day to support the irrigation needs of farmers in the area. It comprises a sub-division of 95 farm lots on 110 hectares of land. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, said that the construction of the system “is a significant step forward, and the benefits will be realised in the months to come.” He informed that some 65 titles have been issued to farmers for parcels of land in the area, which will enable them to access funding to develop their properties. “Titling is critical because what it does for the farmers, it enables them, it empowers them to use that security of tenure to access critical financing towards developing their farms, and that, for me, is an important step toward the overall development of the (irrigation area),” he added. President of the Colbeck Water Users Association, Yorkin Walters, said that the land is being prepared for the cultivation of crops that are heavily imported. “We will, not long from now, be replacing a lot of imported goods, and lower the import bill for the country,” he stated. The NIC will be working with the farmers increase to crop yields, achieve net income cost recovery, and ensure the sustainability of the water users association. RelatedBaugh pledges CDF support for economic project in Colbeck RelatedBaugh pledges CDF support for economic project in Colbeck Advertisements RelatedBaugh pledges CDF support for economic project in Colbeck Baugh pledges CDF support for economic project in Colbeck Foreign AffairsMay 16, 2011 By CONTACT: GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS REGIONAL OFFICElast_img read more