OLD RAILWAY STATION IN SABAH TO BE RESTORED
A DILAPIDATED railway station in Sabah's interior Melalap district is set to be restored
to its former glory.
A group of volunteers are working with the state government.
Restoration team leader Richard Ker said they are waiting for the old railway to be gazetted before they start sourcing for funds, appointing contractors, architects and others for the project.
"The railway station has the potential to be a tourist attraction and spur socio-economic growth
in the area," he said.
CONTROVERSY AS HISTORIC HOUSE IN MEXICO DESTROYED
MEXICO'S historic sites watchdog was up in arms last week after a colonial house was demolished to make room for a giant statue of revolution hero Pancho Villa near the
site of his assassination.
The National Anthropology and History Institute ordered authorities in the city of Parral to suspend work after the
was destroyed on July 2.
The protected historic monument is at the corner of Plaza Juarez, where Villa was shot dead while driving in 1923. The destruction was ordered by the city as part of a project to expand the plaza.
The history institute condemned the move, saying the statuenegatively affects the area's historic nature.
DUST POLLUTION IN HANOI GOES BEYOND ALLOWED LIMIT
AIR QUALITY in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, has been steadily worsening.
This is particularly so for urban areas, major transport routes and construction sites, said Nguyen Ngoc Dong, director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
At a conference two weeks ago, Mr Dong said rapid urbanisation, massive construction activities and increase in population and vehicles have caused air pollution levels to skyrocket.
This includes levels of dust and noise. Dust pollution in some places has surpassed the allowed levels, he added.