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The UK Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) is to resume cover for UK exporters and investors to Libya after the country settled $34M of old debts.

Scott Wilson is undertaking a study of the rail export options for oil, liquid petroleum gas and sulphur from the proposed Atyrau (Eskene West) oil terminal close to the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan.

Bangladeshi developer Russell Lodge Holdings has appointed consultant High-Point Rendel to design an earthquake resistent residential complex in capital Dhaka.

Consultant Arup is providing structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services for what will be the two tallest buildings in Russia. The 64 and 54 storey towers are part of a 214,000m 2, $250M development. Architect is EEA.

Construction is due for completion by 2006.

Arup, with Dutch planner NACO and UK architect Foster & Partners, has won the design competition for Beijing International Airport Terminal 3. The $2bn expansion is to be completed in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and will allow for an increase in passenger capacity from 27M to 60M per annum by 2015.

The French government has announced plans for a series of major extensions to its high speed rail and motorway networks by 2012. Plans include extending the high speed line between Paris and southern France to Nimes and Montpellier and an extension of the western branch of the high speed rail system into Brittany.

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