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Construction of Turkey's Ilisu Dam would displace 11,500 people and 8,100 would lose farmland, according to an environmental impact assessment carried out for export credit agency ECGD and published as NCE went to press.

But the 300km 2reservoir will create commercial fisheries and new diverse wetland habitats.

Siltation is not expected to be a problem as the sediment load of the River Tigris is low, says the document. Land to be flooded is of low agricultural value and agriculture downstream can be improved by seasonal regulation of flow.

HBG Construction has been selected by the Sheffield City Trust as preferred contractor to design and build the £15M National Ice Centre in Sheffield's Lower Don Valley.

The world's first tilting bridge saw boats pass beneath it for the first time last week. The 850t 'winking eye' Gateshead Millennium Bridge opened to allow a flotilla of ships to sail below it during testing.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is due to begin consultation on its £100M plans to redevelop Stratford-uponAvon's theatres and workshops.

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