Comments Share Top Stories – / 5 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
- Ministry provides housing for fisherfolk in Aceh
“We have also installed land-retaining walls [to prevent landslides] as well as other facilities and utilities in the housing complex,” said Lilik Lastantyo Adiarso, the head of the ministry’s specific non-vertical housing task force in Aceh, on Thursday.Read also: Indonesian fishermen grapple with climate changeThe ministry allocated Rp 6.4 billion (US$3,9 million) to build the 50 houses in Simeulue, as well as an additional Rp 713 million to build supporting facilities, such as a public road and clean water network.Lilik went on to say that the housing program was initiated to combat poverty.“We hope the local administration and fisherfolk living in these houses will find these facilities useful and also maintain them so the buildings won’t get abandoned” he said.Simeulue Regent Erli Hasim said the local administration had vowed to maintain the housing provided by the ministry. He went on to say that his office would work to relocate local fisherfolk to the housing complex immediately.The ministry announced in February that it had also provided 25 houses for fisherfolk in North Kayong regency, West Kalimantan. (trn)Topics : The Public Works and Housing Ministry handed over 50 homes measuring 28 square meters to fisherfolk living in Linggi village, East Simeulue district, Simeulue regency, Aceh, on Thursday.Such assistance was expected to help improve the welfare of fisherfolk in the village, as they now had a proper place to live.Each house comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom and living room, and is built from brick and concrete.
- CMA CGM Orders Ten Mega Boxships in China
French container shipping major CMA CGM has ordered ten new 15,000 TEU containerships in China – five of them to be powered by LNG. On March 25, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, signed two strategic agreements with Lei Fanpei, Chairman of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping.CMA CGM chose to power half of these newbuilds with LNG, which allows for a significant reduction in CO2, sulphur, fine particles and nitrogen oxides emissions.The remaining five vessels will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers, allowing for the elimination of sulphur and fine particles emissions.Measuring 366 meters in length, they will be delivered from 2021 in replacement of ten other vessels and will be used on the Asia-Mediterranean lines, according to the company.The new vessels are expected to support CMA CGM’s growth and modernize the company’s fleet.Rodolphe Saadé and Lei Fanpei also signed an ambitious cooperation agreement to develop more efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels.“Through this strategic partnership with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, we once again opt for LNG propulsion and we reinforce our efforts to develop ever more efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels,” Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, commented on the occasion of these signatures.With this strategic partnership signed today, we will work with CSSC to develop high performance ships that are even more respectful of the environment. @Elysee @EmmanuelMacron @cmacgm— Rodolphe Saade (@RodolpheSaade) March 25, 2019“CMA CGM thereby reasserts its commitment for the protection of the environment and the energy transition of the shipping industry,” the company said.In November 2017, CMA CGM unveiled an order for nine 22,000-TEU containerships powered by LNG, becoming the first shipping company in the world to choose this energy source for vessels of this size.