Virginia OKs start of work on US$3.8 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (USA)

Virginia’s Department of Transportation has issued its approval for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel’s $3.8 billion project to proceed. Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP) received a notice to proceed for the project, allowing the builder to start interstate and tunnel work in the 9.9-mile corridor. Some preparations have started for the largest roadways project in Virginia’s

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Luxembourg infrastructure fund for Vietnam to deploy capital for road, port, industrial, and airport projects

Tecco Group and PHI Luxembourg Development SA, a subsidiary of PHI Group, have agreed to launch the first ever Luxembourg-based infrastructure fund for Vietnam. Besides supporting transport infrastructure, Tecco expects to use the PHILUX Infrastructure Fund for a number of port, industrial zone cluster, and airport projects. Tecco works primarily in the fields of construction

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Indonesia offers possible new road and bridge projects

During a recent teleconference conducted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Indonesia has announced that they will open up tenders for new toll roads and a major bridge project. The five toll road construction projects on offer would be: Semanan-Balaraja toll road Cikunir-Ulujami toll road Sentul Selatan-Karawang Barat

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Southeast Asia’s longest bridge now open (Brunei)

The CC4 section of the Temburong bridge has been under construction by CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corp) since October 2015 and spans 12km in length including a fully prefabricated viaduct, which crosses Brunei’s uninhabited forests and swamps. The bridge has a total length of 30km and it is designed to substantially reduce travelling time

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Singapore geospatial 3D data made available to businesses.

Singapore businesses (such as real estate developers, construction companies, and logistics providers) now have access to the 3D Singapore Sandbox, launched by the SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The tool provides geospatial data comprising of over 160,000 3D-building models that will help businesses develop innovative urban planning solutions and services. Users can also make use of

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Reports claim WSP Global is progressing with discussions to buy Aecom

Canada’s WSP Global Inc. is moving ahead with talks to acquire rival engineering services firm Aecom, reports say. Shares of Aecom rose 7.7% to $51.33 at 10:14 a.m. in New York trading Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of about $8.1 billion. WSP Global shares fell less than 1% to C$88.48 in Toronto, valuing it at about C$9.4 billion ($7 billion). Bloomberg

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Construction of second over-water bridge to be contracted to Indian company (Maldives)

The construction of the bridge linking Male’ city with industrial island Thilafushi, ‘Thila-Male’ Bridge will be contracted to an Indian company, the government has announced. Speaking at a news conference held at the Planning Ministry on Thursday, State Minister Akram Kamaluddin said the pre-qualification process for the project is currently ongoing in India. The project

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