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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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Yuen Long site sold

The tender for a Yuen Long residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $209.8 million, the Lands Department announced today. The Tai Kei Leng site was awarded to Gold Fusion


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Bouygues Travaux Publics wins new Hong Kong water tunnel contract

The Bouygues Construction Group, through Bouygues Travaux Publics in Hong Kong, has received the award of contract from Drainage Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government, to build a fresh water transfer tunnel for the


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HOS projects to provide more than 4,800 flats this year

Six Home Ownership Scheme estates will be sold this year, providing 4,871 flats priced at 59 percent of market level, with the cheapest one being a 275-square-foot flat in Ma On Shan at HK$1.56 million. The


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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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China to invest $17 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel

An ambitious train rail link, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted €15 billion (US$17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone Capital Partners. Finest Bay Area Development


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Japanese road builders face record price-fixing fine

TOKYO-Japan’s antitrust watchdog will impose a fine totaling nearly 60 billion yen on Maeda Road Construction Co and seven other major road paving material companies for forming a cartel to raise the price of asphalt, sources


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Dutch architects MVRDV reveals plan for produce market in southern Taiwan

The open-air market will not only be an important hub for Tainan’s food supply chain, but also a place for the public to meet, socialize, and relax TAIPEI -MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm that just announced


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Chinese Company begins $1.6bn Chittagong road tunnel in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh entered a new level of development with the beginning of constructing a tunnel beneath the Karnaphuli river, which will significantly contribute to the region’s socio-economic progress upon its completion.


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Sites chosen for green form homes

The Housing Authority today announced its decision to convert two public rental housing developments in Chai Wan and Tsing Yi for use and sale under the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership (GSH) Scheme 2019. Its Chai Wan


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