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SOM Unveils “garden terminal” for Bangalore’s Kempegowda Int Airport

US architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled its design for a terminal at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state. The first phase of construction will create a 255,000


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AIIB Approves USD280 Million for First Two Projects in Sri Lanka

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced funding for projects worth $280m in Sri Lanka and $40m in Laos. In the case of Sri Lanka, $200m will go towards low-income housing in Colombo. Some 5,500


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Pakistan breaks ground for China-funded New Gwadar Int’l Airport

Pakistan broke ground for the construction of the China-funded New Gwadar International Airport on Friday, which would link Pakistan’s fast-rising southwest Gwadar port city with the rest of the world. According to the Ministry of Planning,


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German firm wins competition to design tower complex in Shenzhen

Hamburg-based architect Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP) has won an international competition to design a tower complex in Shenzhen’s new “Super Bay City” business district. Shenzhen is growing: anew business district called “Super Bay City” is


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China and Sri Lanka sign loan agreement for Central Expressway

China and Sri Lanka today signed a concessional loan agreement of US$ 989 million for Central Expressway Project – Section I, covering 85% of the total contract price. The agreement was signed between the Ambassador of


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Work begins on Manila’s first subway: “Gov’t time frame wildly optimistic”

MANILA — Ground was broken Wednesday on the first subway line in congestion-ridden Metro Manila, but contractors said the Philippine government’s time-frame for construction was wildly optimistic. As part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure push, the


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Britain and TIPC ink deal on offshore wind power

The British Office Taipei yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) in Kaohsiung, saying that it is happy to share experiences and techniques for the development of offshore wind farms with


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Hanoi starts work on F1 grand prix circuit

Vietnam have launched construction of a race circuit in the capital Hanoi where the south-east Asian city will host their first Formula One race next year. The Vietnamese Grand Prix scheduled for April 2020 is the


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Construction begins on OMA’s Xinhu Hangzhou Prism

The Xinhu Hangzhou Prism by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) embarks on construction. Architects Chris van Duijn and Michalis Hadjistyllis lead the project, expecting completion by 2020. The project forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech


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Japan to fund Sri Lankan light rail system

COLOMBO-Japan’s overseas development agency said Monday that it has agreed to lend funds for a new $1.5-billion light rail system for Sri Lanka’s congested capital Colombo. Colombo traffic slows to an average speed of less than


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