Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a four-year contract from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to offer road safety technical consultancy services across Ireland’s national road network.
The contract will see Jacobs undertake health and safety inspections on major road developments and traffic management sites.
“We look forward to continuing to closely support one of our key clients.”
On this project, Jacobs’ main services will include monitoring of compliance with legislation, checking for guidelines adherence, reporting on persistent issues, and developing recommendations on such issues.
Jacobs and TII have worked in collaboration for several years, providing health and safety advisory services.
Jacob’s duties under the new contract will include providing temporary safety measures and other inspections, and advising TII as a single supplier.
Jacobs buildings and infrastructure senior vice-president Bob Duff said: “We have provided health and safety services to Transport Infrastructure Ireland since 2008 and are delighted to further develop our relationship and share our safety culture under this contract.
“We look forward to continuing to closely support one of our key clients as they seek to improve the standard of safety within the road constJICA offers $737.4m for road development projects in north- eastern states of India
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing funds of Rs49.23bn ($737.47m) for five road development projects in the north-eastern states of India.
Indian Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Five sub-project proposals of north-east connectivity projects have been posed to the Government of Japan/JICA for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) official development assistance (ODA) loan for Rs49.23bn.”
Around Rs2.85bn ($42.6m) and Rs16.61bn ($248.8m) have been respectively set aside for the improvement of NH-51 and NH-54.
JICA has reviewed the Rs36.31bn ($543.9m) loan for the phase one of road connectivity improvement projects in the north-east, reported PTI.
“Five sub-project proposals of north-east connectivity projects have been posed to the Government of Japan.”
Last month, it was reported that Japan had offered to finance India’s first bullet train project between the western cities of Ahmedabad and Mumbai, a distance of 505km.
Likely to cover 80% of the $15bn project, the loan was to be granted at an interest rate as low as 1%, provided that India agrees to buy 30% of required equipment from Japan.
The equipment would include coaches and locomotives, unidentified officials were quoted by media reports as saying.
Japan’s International Cooperation Agency undertook the feasibility study of the project that would reduce travel times between the two cities from 7h to 2h.
The bullet train is expected to have speeds between 300km/h and 350km/h.ruction sector in Ireland.”