Author: Garside, A
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I recently arrived here in Mozambique to undertake a 2-year contract on a VS0 (Voluntary Service Overseas)-type basis. The broad philosophy of this work is that skilled foreign staff should be placed in Government structures of developing countries where they can work on a local salary alongside local people. It is hoped that they should not only complete a particular project but also pass on some of their experience to those they are working with. I have a placement with the parastatal construction company, CETA, a general civil engineering contractor in the provincial city of Beira. I have been seconded and sponsored by Gifford & Partners, for whom I worked in the UK for the past 6 years. C.M. Collings
In April 1991 many of you will have seen moving coverage, in newspapers and on television, of the plight of Kurdish refugees. The destitute images of thousands of men, women and children walking into the snow-covered mountains of the Iraq and Turkey border as they fled the advancing forces of the Iraqi republican Guard touched public opinion. T.S. Robson
After thinking back over this period, I have realised that the revolution in the design of structures has been nearly as great as the revolution in transport that took place in the previous half-century, which started with horses and ended with jet aircraft! E.W.H. Gifford