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Work Finally Kicks Off on $490m Timor–Leste deepwater port

Chinese Harbor Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) has officially started construction of the Port of Tibar in Timor-Leste with the first blasts at a quarry to collect construction materials, the Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of


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Tuen Ma Line first phase to open in first quarter of 2020

Three new stations – Hin Keng Station, Diamond Hill Station Extension and Kai Tak Station – under the Shatin to Central Link Project will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2020. Secretary for Transport &


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Dual-track upgrade attracts foreign bidders

Seven companies will be competing to supply signalling and communications equipment for the first phase of the dual-track rail upgrade project, according to State Railway of Thailand deputy governor Sujit Chaosirikul. Five foreign companies, two companies


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14 land transactions in Q2

The Lands Department registered 13 lease modifications and one land exchange in the Land Registry during the quarter ending June, of which five were technical changes involving nil premium. Four transactions were on Hong Kong Island,


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Major Chinese infrastructure firm to join Helsinki—Tallinn tunnel project

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with three major Chinese contractors to build a railway tunnel approximately 90km under the Gulf of Finland to link Helsinki with Tallinn, capital of Estonia. State-owned firms China Railway


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Taiwan Gov’t considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail

Northward extension of route would reduce traffic to east coast TAIPEI – Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in


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HK-Shenzhen Western Express Line feasibility Plan back in the works

A shelved HK$110 billion plan to build the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line has been given new life after the government says it will cooperate with the mainland in researching its feasibility. Currently there is no


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New Silk Road: Russia to build 2,000km highway linking Europe and China

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the construction of a new tolled motorway across Russia designed to significantly shorten cargo routes, local media reported. The project is expected to cost around $9.5 billion. The massive infrastructure


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Malay and S’pore Consultants appointed for KL-High Speed Rail project

Minconsult, a Malaysian company, and Ernst & Young were appointed as the Technical Advisory Consultant (TAC) and Commercial Advisory Consultant (CAC) on the Kuala Lumpur –Singapore High Speed Rail project. MyHSR Corporation announced that by the


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5 pre-sale consents issued

The Lands Department issued five pre-sale consents for residential projects in the second quarter, involving 2,622 units. One development in Tai Po, comprising 723 units, is expected to be completed in 2020, while two projects in


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