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China, Malaysia to Resume East Coast Rail for $11 Billion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Friday it has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut the construction cost by one-third. The deal follows months of


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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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Thai CP Group nears deal on high-speed link to 3 airports

Thailand’s largest conglomerate is about to sign a $6.9bn deal with a Chinese contractor to build a high-speed railway connecting three of the country’s largest airports, according to the State Railway of Thailand. The State Railway


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Singapore to move infrastructure underground to free up space

Singapore is planning to move infrastructure underground and use the space to build more homes and parks in the island state, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA’s) draft masterplan, which sets urban development goals for


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SRT ramps up efforts to lease its land

The debt-ridden State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is ramping up efforts to lease its three prime land plots in Bangkok to be used for a 400 billion-baht commercial development project in a bid to bolster revenues.


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Urbanization raising HK landslide risks

The Geotechnical Engineering Office says it recorded 253 landslides last year – up 66 percent from 2017 – and warns that the rise is set to continue, RTHK reports. The office’s deputy head, Au Yeung Yan-sang,


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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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