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Technical cooperation and support for setting up and initial strategy and operation of the National Geotechnical Facility (NGF) of India

Tildelt: kr 5,0 mill.




2008 - 2014

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The goal of the Project is to support India's efforts to establish a National Geotechnical Facility and enhance bilateral cooperation within the geosciences. The project aims at: - providing technical support for setting-up the National Geotechnical Fac ility (NGF) in India and assisting with its initial strategy and plans for operation; - strengthening ties between Indian and Norwegian organisations within the geosciences; - enabling two-way exchange of professional personnel; - holding joint Worksho ps/Seminars/Study tours; - building up capacity and competence at NGF; - improved facilities for geotechnical labortory testing of soil, rock and concrete; - enhanced professional geo-capacity of indian counterparts in soil and rock testing and enginee ring; - strengthened ties between the civil engineering community in India and Norway; - self-sustained NGF within a period of about 5 years by generating resources through research and consultancy projects; A possible spin-off from the NGF may be to b ecome a partner for NGI for their geotechnical outreach and research in Asia, which would be of benefit to both NGI and NGF.