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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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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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Russia & China to launch joint venture for constructing metros worldwide

Russian engineering company Mosinzhproekt and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) plan to set up a joint venture for the construction of subways around the world, said Moscow Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin. He said that several


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Fukushima to build $2.7bn wind and solar power hub

TOKYO — Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned. A plan is under way to develop 11


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Labor-short construction industry investing in AI and robots

TOKYO-As Japan’s construction firms are squeezed by the tightest labor market since the 1970s and a rapidly aging population, they are pouring investment into technology – and providing unexpected support to an economy reeling from the


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Construction on Taipei Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

Construction on new simplified design expected to finish in 2023 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on


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