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SRT sets rail bids timetable

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will call bids for rail construction projects worth more than 200 billion baht, including high-speed train and double-track rail projects, next year. Acting SRT governor Worawut Mala said the SRT


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Indonesia preps US$40 billion for a metro to rival Singapore’s

(Bloomberg) — Indonesia is preparing to spend about US$40 billion to extend Jakarta’s metro network, a bigger-than-expected outlay that’s poised to boost the country’s construction companies and reignite a rivalry between China and Japan over building


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Plans to build India’s first bullet train up for review

MUMBAI: In a move that may set his government on a collision course with the Centre, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced a review of the Rs 1.1 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. for


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India offers US$400m infrastructure loan to Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, on Friday, after talks with the island nation’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that India will lend Sri Lanka 400 million dollars for infrastructure projects. The loan is aimed at improving bilateral


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JR Central unveils tunnel for maglev shinkansen line

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) has unveiled the inside of a tunnel under construction in Gifu Prefecture for use as part of its ultrafast maglev train line, scheduled to go into service in 2027. A


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Singapore is turning trash into roads and footpaths

In a bid to prolong the life of its fast-filling landfill sites, Singapore will test the use of treated incineration bottom ash as base material for building roads. It’s been 16 years since Singaporeans were given


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China’s Skyscraper Boom Comes Crashing Down Amid Developer Default

The Financial Times (FT) is reporting that a subsidiary of China’s largest construction company recently halted work on the nation’s tallest skyscraper after the developer defaulted on a payment. The default comes at a time when


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Atkins-designed 461m Landmark81 named one of the World’s Top 10 Skyscrapers

The Landmark 81 building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – designed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin – has been named as one the world’s Top 10 skyscapers at the annual Emporis Skyscraper Awards.


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Iconic Harajuku Station, located in Tokyo’s hub of pop culture, to be rebuilt after Olympics

The nearly 100-year-old Harajuku Station, sited in a hub of Tokyo pop culture, will be dismantled and rebuilt after the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as its fire-resistance capability does not meet requirements, East Japan Railway


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29 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 29 building plans in September – nine on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, 11 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, eight


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