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  1. Oct 3, 2018

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  2. Oct 15, 2018

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    Japanese firm to set up Human Future Pavilion in Amaravati
    The firm will build a 1,000 sq m facility based on Japan’s architecture, which will not only act as a gateway to facilitate Japanese investments, but also as a tourist centre.

    Published: 13th October 2018 08:23 AM | Last Updated: 13th October 2018 08:23 AM | A+A A-

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    VIJAYAWADA: Yamazaki Yasuyo, CEO and president of Japanese infrastructure firm, Kuni Umi Asset Management Company Ltd, along with AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar laid the foundation for the ‘Human Future Pavilion’ in Amaravati on Friday.

    The firm will build a 1,000 sq m facility based on Japan’s architecture, which will not only act as a gateway to facilitate Japanese investments, but also as a tourist centre.

    Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was scheduled to participate in the ceremony, could not do so due to his sudden tour to the cyclone-hit Srikakulam district.

    Speaking on the occasion, Yasuyo said, “The pavilion will be constructed with pillars made out of paper tubes and pre-fabricated materials. It will have an exhibition centre, reflecting Japanese culture, and an area with a capacity to seat 700 people.” The pavilion will come up in two acres of land in Kondamarajupalem and is expected to cost Rs 5.8 crore.

    The pavilion, which will be used to promote innovations across the globe, is likely to be ready in seven months, the APCRDA officials said. The major attraction, Yasuyo said, would be a huge globe with futuristic features inside the pavilion.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...man-future-pavilion-in-amaravati-1884835.html
     
  3. Nov 3, 2018

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    Inland waterway in Amaravati to have three terminals
    THE HANS INDIA | Nov 03,2018 , 12:03 AM IST



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    Vijayawada: The land allocation for three inland water transportation terminals under Inland Waterways Project were finalised by the State government. The lands were identified at Muktyala and Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district and Harischandrapuram in Guntur district and they would be constructed for inland water ways to Amaravati capital.

    The State government expedited navigation plans to Amaravati capital city including operation of cargo vessels and tourism cruises. It identified 8.57 acres at Muktyala, 4.62 acres at Harischandrapuram and 5.5 acres at Ibrahimpatnam.The land will be acquired under land pooling system and would be handed over to Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The three terminals will be constructed with permanent structures and those are important to shift materials from Jaggayyapet to Amaravati for capital city construction.

    Majority of cement companies are located in the surroundings of Jaggayyapet in Krishna district. Cement can be transported by avoiding traffic snarls towards Vijayawada city for reaching Amaravati capital. One vessel can carry 1,000 tonnes of cement at a time which is equal to transport capacity of 30 lorries. Moreover, the cost is 50 per cent less comparatively to road transport way. The pollution and traffic difficulties can be avoided in the shifting of materials to capital city.According to plans, the cargo vessels will be operated for transporting cement, iron, bricks, granite and other materials for the needs of Amaravati capital construction. As per the estimates, two lakh to 10 lakh bags of cement is required on daily basis for the construction purposes including needs of private companies in the capital.On the other hand, the huge quantity of fly ash is available from power generation unit of Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station at Kondapalli.

    The cement companies can get fly ash to use in the manufacture of cement through inland waterway mode. Similarly, the concrete and other materials will be shifted to capital city at the Ferry of Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district through Krishna river.Meanwhile, the higher officials committee chaired by Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha took decision on Friday to allot land of three acres for construction of housing project to the employees of Inland Waterways Authority of India also along with land allocation for terminals.

    http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/i...y-in-Amaravati-to-have-three-terminals/436297
     
  4. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:22 AM

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    ADC chairperson inspects roads in Amaravati
    THE HANS INDIA | Nov 12,2018 , 10:58 PM IST



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    Vijayawada: Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) chairperson and Managing Director D Lakshmiparthasarathy directed the officials to speed up the connecting roads in the capital region.

    She along with the engineering officials inspected E 12 and N 11 roads in Amaravati on Monday. She inspected the E 12 road connecting Errabalem and Neerukonda and verified the progress of culverts, utilities and storm water drain works. Similarly, she inspected the Sakhamuru-Lingayapalem N 11 road and enquired about the progress of works.Chief Engineer T Moses Kumar, Superintending engineer M V Suryanarayana, lands director B Ramaiah and other officers participated in the inspection. Lakshmiparthasarathy directed the officials to complete the two key roads E 12 and N 11 as early as possible.


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  5. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:23 AM

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    Excitement levels high as countdown begins for for F1H2O Grand Prix
    [​IMG]P. Sujatha Varma
    VIJAYAWADA, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 00:32 IST
    UPDATED: NOVEMBER 14, 2018 00:32 IST
    • Andhra Pradesh, in this year’s racing series. The Grand Prix is the world’s foremost international series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing.

      The race being the first international water sport being hosted by Andhra Pradesh, a great deal of significance is associated with it. The adrenaline-pumping battle will feature teams from Amaravati (India), along with seven major cities from Portugal, the U.K., France, Italy, China and the UAE.

      “The global sporting event is making a comeback to India after a gap of 14 years. The last Indian edition was held in Mumbai in 2004. We want to make the best of this opportunity to put Amaravati on the global map of water sports,” says Mukesh Kumar Meena, Secretary, Department of Tourism and Culture.

      Officials of the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA), which is playing key role along with India Xtreme Adventure Activities, a local firm, has cleared the race site. The ground has been levelled and asphalted for creation of the paddock area for the racing teams to hold their discussions. “It’s about time such sporting events came to countries like India, as there is adequate infrastructure here for people to engage in all kinds of extreme adventure,” says Marco Pietrini, Director, Logistics, F1H2O World Championship.

      Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will flag off the event on Friday (November 16) afternoon, leaving the space open for the racers to practice their manoeuvres.

      Jonas Andersson and Erik Edin, drivers from Sweden, will represent Team Amaravati. “I can sense the high expectations of people from my team and I can’t wait to take the waves in my stride,” says Mr. Jonas.

      The Tourism wing is setting up viewing galleries near the Punnami Ghat and the Prakasam Barrage will be closed during the three-day event, turning it into a makeshift viewpoint. Amaravati is hosting the fifth edition of the F1H2O championship that began in Portugal on May 18 and will end in Sharjah on December 15. “The race will be held in a circuit stretch of 2.7 km and arrangements have been made to allow the racers to practice in the river on the first day,” said Himanshu Shukla, CEO, APTA.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/natio...-for-for-f1h2o-grand-prix/article25488393.ece
     
  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 5:53 PM

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    Andhra gets new official state emblem, inspired by Amaravati art
    Earlier this year, four years after bifurcation, the residual state of Andhra Pradesh announced its state symbols
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    The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday said that it had officially finalised its state emblem following the bifurcation of the state in 2014, for the creation of Telangana. The emblem was said to be inspired by art from the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati, after which the state’s upcoming capital is also being named.

    “The State Emblem is inspired by the Amaravati School of Art. It consists of a ‘Dhamma Chakka’, the ‘Wheel of Law’ embellished with a ring of triatnas (Buddhist symbol) alternating with pinnate leaves and precious stones. The three circles of decorative beads in ascending order of numbers – 48 in the inner, 118 in the middle and 148 in the outer circle. ‘Puna Ghataka’ or ‘The vase of plenty’ is at the hub of the ‘Dhamma Chakka’. It is decorated with a four banded garland on the main body with medallions and tassels. There is a braid around the thin neck and a flaring mouth,” the state’s General Administration department said in a Government Order.

    The colours used in the symbol are green, red and yellow.

    Earlier this year, four years after bifurcation, the residual state of Andhra Pradesh announced its state symbols.The symbols were notified by the state government's Department of Environment, Forest, Science and Technology via a Government Order (GO).

    As per the GO, the state had retained blackbuck, commonly known as Krishna Jinka, as its state animal, while officials decided on rose ringed parakeet as the state bird.

    The GO issued by then Principal Secretary of Environment and Forests G Anantha Ramu, also mentioned that Neem has been declared as the state tree.

    After bifurcation, Andhra and Telangana also dropped water lily as their common state flower and while the former has now adopted the jasmine, the latter has gone with 'Tangidi Puvvu', which is commonly used during the Bathukamma festival.

    While the Telangana government decided its state symbols by the end of 2014 itself, Andhra did so in 2018, just ahead of the date marked as 'formation day' by Telangana.

    https://www.thenewsminute.com/artic...ial-state-emblem-inspired-amaravati-art-91577
     
  7. Nov 18, 2018 at 10:53 AM

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    Miles to go
    V.RaghavendraVijayawada
    NOVEMBER 17, 2018 20:20 IST
    UPDATED: NOVEMBER 17, 2018 20:23 IST
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    Infrastructure for the capital city yet to gather pace
    Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), was in the realm of imagination till a few months ago as multiple agencies, including the A.P.-Capital Region Development Authority (AP-CRDA) and Amaravati Development Corporation, had to do their homework before giving the dream a "concrete shape".

    The preparation of a master plan and designs could not be rushed through for apparent reasons, and then tenders had to be called for works costing about ₹48,000 crore. Basically, before constructing the government and other buildings, trunk infrastructure had to be created and this had also taken its time, as the tendering process was to be followed and men and material mobilised.

    After all, it was a gigantic task of building in 217 square kilometres a brand new greenfield city, which Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu wanted to be one of the world’s best. The transformation of the fertile agricultural landscape into an urban agglomeration that matches the top liveable cities on the planet, made the aspiration rather over ambitious and one that could not be fulfilled in such a short span.

    ‘Commendable progress’

    However, the CRDA has achieved commendable progress, asserted its Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar, who insisted that a majority of the buildings would be completed in six months from now.

    The State government had roped in the Singapore Government to draw up the master plan, which was done in July 2015 itself, but then that was the only beginning of the long, arduous journey that the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh had embarked against heavy odds.

    As things stand, nearly 30 million square feet of official and residential space was being created in Amaravati, and the government is confident of crossing the first major milestone of finishing the construction of the judicial (High Court) complex by the year (2018)-end while most other structures progressed beyond the foundations in the last few months.

    The construction of the permanent government complex had also begun and the overall pace of works gained momentum as the Chief Minister himself took stock of the situation and warned of the consequences of inordinate delays in project execution.

    Tenders

    Mr. Sreedhar told The Hindu that barring the Assembly building, tenders have been called for all other constituents of the government complex. The five towers which will have the Secretariat and the offices of Heads of Departments (HoDs) are set for the raft foundation work to begin in a few days.

    Each foundation will be made of 11,000 cubic metres of concrete whereas a similar (raft) foundation of the Statue of Unity which earned its place in the record books as the world’s tallest, had only 5,000 cubic metres concrete gone into it. The tallest of them with 50 floors will be the one in which the Chief Minister’s Office will be located and its uniqueness is it will not have any column in the interior area of the building.

    Roads

    It is called diagrid technology said to be deployed for the first time in the country. Of the 320 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads, 285 km are

    currently under execution, and the creation of civic infrastructure (water supply, power and information and communication systems, stormwater drains and sewerage network) is in advanced stages.

    Utility ducts for them are being laid underground so that natural calamities will have the least impact of them.

    The Legislative Assembly and Council are being built on spike design with an overall height of 250 metres. Tenders for this complex are being called by the end of November. The High Court complex will be a little bigger with a built-up area of 12.50 lakh square feet and its construction is poised to be completed by January 1, 2019.

    The construction of 3,840 residential flats for MLAs, All India Services officers, non-gazetted officers and Class-IV employees has commenced and is going on at a brisk pace. The land has been allotted to Central Government offices and they were expected to be grounded soon.

    The CRDA chief said the overall progress could be easily perceived to have begun very late and plateaued later, but the fact that it is a project which has a few parallels in the country and hence needs its own time is to be kept in mind.

    He asserted that the grounding of the project in just 46 months after the master plan was drawn up, land pooled and basic designs finalised was in itself an achievement. About 20,000 workers were in the process of giving Amaravati a decisive shape in the coming months with all the essential trunk and LPS (land pooling scheme) infrastructure.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/miles-to-go/article25527115.ece
     

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