ADB provides US$150 mil loans for Bangladesh infrastructure upgrade

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans totalling US$150 million to finance crucial infrastructure such as roads and drains and build capacity in two densely populated and fast-growing city regions of Bangladesh, Dhaka and Khulna.“City region development can improve living conditions b [ + ]

9/16/2019 8:07:00 AM        216

Indonesia to inaugurate nine toll roads in 2019

The Indonesian government has announced that nine toll roads spanning 406.14 km will be opened in phases until the end of the year, which aim to increase the inter-regional connectivity and logistics cost efficiency across the country. This announcement was recently made by Indonesia’s Ministry of [ + ]

9/6/2019 7:58:00 AM        272

Work starts on Myanmar’s railway projects

The groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the Yangon-Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase I (Contract CP101 – civil works for the Pazundaung-Bago section) and Yangon Circular Railway Line Upgrading Project (Contract CP201 – signalling works). Both projects are being commissioned unde [ + ]

9/1/2019 8:00:00 AM        185

Surbana Jurong named masterplanner for Nongsa Digital Economy Hub

The upcoming Nongsa Digital Economy Hub in Batam, Indonesia, is jointly undertaken by two of Indonesian leading developers, Sinar Mas Land and Citramas Group. Surbana Jurong has been selected by the joint venture as the masterplanner for the project.The new hub is envisioned to be a digital bridge [ + ]

8/31/2019 8:00:00 AM        136

Surbana Jurong and Glodon collaborate to expand digitalisation

Surbana Jurong and Glodon Company Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on developing advanced digital capabilities in the areas of quantity surveying and cost management, to support the development of the construction industry in Singapore and Asia.This effort is [ + ]

8/30/2019 8:06:00 AM        155

Bouygues Construction and Hoffmann team up for low carbon concrete

Bouygues Construction and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have signed a collaboration agreement for an initial period of 30 months, which aim to devise and test concrete formulas using a new cement manufactured with the technology known as H-EVA1.Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has developed [ + ]

8/30/2019 7:44:00 AM        129

Phase 1 of Karawang New Industry City completed

CFLD International has marked another milestone in Asia with the completion of Phase 1 of Karawang New Industry City (KNIC) in Indonesia. The company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the tenants of the development.Strategically located 47 km east of the capital Jakarta, in the heart of [ + ]

7/22/2019 10:35:00 AM        247

Philippines and ADB sign loan for Malolos–Clark Railway Project

The Philippine government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a US$1.3 billion loan, the first tranche of a total US$2.75 billion facility, for the Malolos–Clark Railway Project.“Under President Duterte’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure programme, ADB is considerably scaling up its o [ + ]

7/19/2019 10:33:00 AM        206

Singapore’s Tuas Terminal Phase 2 begins

The reclamation work for Tuas Terminal Phase 2 recently began with the installation of the first caisson in a ceremony held on 4 July 2019. Once operational, it will add a capacity of 21 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs).The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will develop Tuas [ + ]

7/19/2019 10:28:00 AM        223

ADB funds largest combined-cycle power plant in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a financing package totalling more than US$305 million for Jawa-1, Indonesia’s largest combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant.“ADB is a partner of choice in Indonesia’s strategy to finance low-carbon power generation through private sector parti [ + ]

5/8/2019 8:44:00 AM        190

South Korea’s Cheonsa Bridge opens

The Cheonsa Bridge connecting Aphaedo Island and Amtaedo Island in Sinan-gun, Jeonnam, has recently opened to the public. It is said to be Korea’s fourth largest bridge at 7.22 km long and the only marine complex bridge that has used both cable-stayed bridge and suspension bridge construction meth [ + ]

5/6/2019 3:08:00 PM        732

Taiwan starts construction of Danjiang Bridge

Construction work has begun on the 920-m Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan. It is believed to be the world’s longest single-mast, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge. Spanning the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei, the project is integral to the infrastructure upgrading programme of northern [ + ]

5/3/2019 5:20:00 PM        240

Surbana Jurong to develop a strategic plan for the Interoceanic Corridor

Surbana Jurong, a global urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firm based in Asia, will be developing a strategic plan for the Interoceanic Corridor and master planning two economic development areas in the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca in Mexico. The project was awarded by Mexico’s stat [ + ]

5/3/2019 5:14:00 PM        225

Malaysia Airports commissions NACO for KLIA's future vision

NACO (Netherlands Airports Consultants) has announced that it was recently requested by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad to develop the future vision and master plan for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).With this initiative, Malaysia Airports is preparing KLIA for its future growth a [ + ]

4/1/2019 1:12:00 PM        380

Work starts on Vietnam F1 Grand Prix circuit

Construction of Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit commenced last week, in preparation for the Vietnam Grand Prix to be held in April 2020, the country’s first ever F1 race. It is located on the western side of the city, close to the My Dinh National Stadium.The Hanoi track is set to become the fourth stre [ + ]

4/1/2019 1:09:00 PM        344

Construction of Metro Manila Subway begins

The construction of Metro Manila Subway – the Philippines’ first underground railway system – has recently started. It will comprise 15 stations from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay and FTI in Taguig, all connected through a 36-km rai [ + ]

4/1/2019 1:06:00 PM        285

Pan-United and CarbonCure to produce ‘green’ concrete

Pan-United Corporation Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with Canada-based cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies Inc, to apply an innovative technology using carbon dioxide to produce greener and stronger concrete.It is believed that Pan-United is the first in Asia to use CarbonCure’s prod [ + ]

12/5/2018 12:26:00 AM        468

bauma China 2018 closes with a bang

This year’s bauma China - held recently from 27 to 30 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) – attracted 212,500 visitors (an increase of 25% from 2016), 94% of which came from Asia, with the top 10 countries being China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailan [ + ]

12/5/2018 12:12:00 AM        476

Landmark 81 reaches full height milestone

The iconic Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has topped out at the height of 461.2 m, marking a significant milestone for the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is also set to be among the tallest buildings in the world. The 81-storey development is located in Vinhomes C [ + ]

7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM        787

Tiong Seng’s precast solution for Myanmar affordable housing

Tiong Seng Holdings Limited recently completed the construction of Yuzana low-cost housing units in the Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon, Myanmar. With a total of seven five-storey residential blocks, six were built using semi-precast methods while the latest one was completed with the prefabric [ + ]

6/8/2018 12:00:00 AM        926