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Balfour Beatty JV awarded HK$4.75 billion manufacturing facility contract

Balfour Beatty today announces that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a HK$4.75 billion (c. £490 million) contract to deliver an Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) on behalf of the Hong Kong Science &


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Maglev Train to Cut Guangzhou-Wuhan Journey to 2 Hours

If technology proves to be viable, a 2,200-km trip from Wuhan to Guangzhou could be reduced to around two hours A high-speed maglev train project featuring trains that are capable of traveling at 600-1,000 kilometers per


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MOTC criticized by Taiwan public over High Speed Rail extension plan

Many critical of NT$55 billion plan to extend THSR from Zuoying to Pingtung City TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement last week from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) that the Taiwan High Speed


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Six feared trapped after bridge collapse in Taiwan

Hopes were fading last night for six people believed to be trapped when a bridge in Taiwan collapsed onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath. Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment the 140-meter long single-arch


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Debt-chocked Malaysia dithers on $1 billion train project with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to delay by another month a decision on whether to go ahead with a billion-dollar train project connecting the city-state with Malaysia’s southern state of Johor, Malaysia


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Land resumption notices posted

The Lands Department today posted notices of land resumption for the first phase development of the new development areas of Kwu Tung North and Fanling North. A total of 784 private lots with an area of


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Tenders for Kai Tak site rejected

The Government rejected all five tenders received for the purchase of a non-industrial site in Kai Tak, the Lands Department announced today. It said the tendered premiums did not meet the Government’s reserve price for the


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Two sites to provide 980 flats

The Government will sell by tender two residential sites capable of providing around 980 flats in its land sale programme from October to December. Announcing the land sale programme for the next quarter, Secretary for Development


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China officially opens its massive new airport in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced the official opening of Beijing Daxing International Airport. The massive air hub is expected to become the biggest single terminal by traveller capacity in around two decades. The Chinese leader


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21 building plans approved in July

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


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