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Architecture firm unveils plans for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan

TOKYO-If you think about the tallest structures in Japan, the capital city’s iconic towers immediately come to mind, with Tokyo Tower standing at 333 meters in height, and Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world, measuring in at


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New $213m Cement Plant part of LafargeHolcim’s Indian expansion plan

LafargeHolcim will strengthen its presence in India with the construction of a new cement plant in the state of Rajasthan in the North of the country. The CHF 200 million investment will serve customers in the


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Arup signs contract to help Philippines build $11bn worth of infrastructure

The Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF), supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has contracted out the first of three consulting packages to help the Philippine government prepare several complex infrastructure projects worth more than


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South Korean casino city could be the new Las Vegas

Chinese developer LongRunn signed a deal last Sunday with the Incheon Free Economic Zone to build a casino city in South Korea. Sprawling for 76,000 square metres in Yeongjong Island, Diamond City is set to rival


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Nations mull ‘Belt and Road’ alternative

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial


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Contractors seek more time for new $2.54 billion Taoyuan terminal

The completion date for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 is likely to be postponed as contractors interested in bidding for the project said that the timeframe is too short. Taoyuan International Airport Corp spokesman Lee


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Foshan tunnel workers die as road collapses

Eight people died and three were missing in southern China after a water leak inside a subway station construction site caused a major road to cave in, authorities said Thursday. The sudden leak flooded the underground


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Taiwan: Probe started over collapsed buildings

NEGLIGENCE:Developers, architects and contractors involved in the damaged buildings’ construction are to be subpoenaed once rescue efforts are completed Hualien prosecutors have launched a probe into possible negligence in the construction of four buildings that collapsed


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President Duterte to build a B30 bn new city outside congested Manila

MANILA: Thousands of government workers will be moved from Manila to a new city that’s being built in a former US military base, as President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration seeks to ease traffic gridlock in the capital.


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Taiwan’s Zengwen dredging project completed

The government plans to reduce agricultural water waste by as much as 93.8 million cubic meters per year through a new conservation project Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday promised to ensure stable water supply for all


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