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Filipino firm to finance, build and operate $14bn airport for Manila

MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Holdings Corp. emerged victorious as its unsolicited proposal to build a new international airport in Bulacan went unchallenged during the Swiss challenge period and supposed opening of rival bids yesterday. With


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Russia to build €2bn bridge as part of route linking Europe & Western China

Authorities in Russia’s Samara Region are ready to begin construction of a 4km-long (2.5 miles) bridge across the Volga; it is the first part of an ambitious international traffic corridor linking Europe with Western China. The


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New Taiwan landmark to blend museum and library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new public project slated for groundbreaking on Sept. 16 will breathe new life into the cityscape of Taichung in central Taiwan. As its name suggests, the Taichung Green Museumbrary (台中綠美圖) will


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Mori Building announces massive urban regeneration project in central Tokyo

TOKYO-Mori Building Co, one of Japan’s major urban landscape developers, on Thursday announced it has begun construction on its Toranomon-Azabudai District Category 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, a project aimed at revitalizing a large area of central


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21 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 21 building plans in June – seven on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and 10 in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, nine were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, four


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First offshore wind farm in Taiwan to be fully operational by end of year

20 additional wind turbines to be installed from September TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin, announced on Tuesday (Aug. 20) that 20 more wind turbines will be implemented at the Formosa 1


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Transportation minister threatens to end Taiwan airport design contract

Transportation minister threatens to end Taiwan airport design contract TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the main design of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 is not changed, the government might decide to end the present contract,


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Bouygues wins £5bn Hong Kong tunnel scheme

French contractor Bouygues Travaux Publics has won a major contract on the Central Kowloon Route highway project. The firm was appointed by the Hong Kong Government’s Highways Department for the central tunnel of the massive scheme.


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Taiwan excludes China from tender for 8 high-speed trains

Decision about winning bid to be announced halfway 2020 Taiwan is looking to buy 8 high-speed train sets, but not from China. (By Central News Agency) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation


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Marriott International in US$800m deal to build resorts

Marriott International Inc is jumping into the all-inclusive resort business, once the domain of specialty companies that offered lodging, food and other services for a single price, Bloomberg reports. Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, announced plans


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