The Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will link Malaysia and Singapore has held a virtual ground breaking ceremony for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will link Malaysia and Singapore may start construction by the end of November.
Bridge designer Tony Gee (Anthony Francis Gee) has passed away at the age of 86. After graduating from Cambridge University, Tony was hired by G. Maunsell and Partners and, aged just 22, was placed in charge of performing the detailed design of the Gladesville Bridge in Sydney, which become the longest single-span concrete arch ever constructed at
Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad High Speed Rail Plans for the creation of a highspeed rail network in India look promising as the National High Speed Rail Corridor (NHSRCL) has invited bids from engineering consultancies to provide a detailed project survey for the Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad highspeed rail (HSR) project. The chosen consultancy will need to provide surveys of the at-grade,
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
Vietnam has approved a US$9.3bn housing development and tourist resort at Can Gio, a 760 sq km mangrove forest 40km south of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The project is being developed by the Can Gio Tourist Urban Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Vinhomes, the second largest public company in Vietnam. The centrepiece will be the
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
A project that has been proposed for around a decade took a step forward this week as the Pattaya City government announced that it has conducted a feasibility study to look into the financial benefits of creating a new transport system to link the city with the upcoming Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) high speed rail.
An investigation into the collapse of the Nanfang’ao Bridge in Yilan County, near Taipei City last year has identified corrosion in several of the bridge’s steel cables. The Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) announced the initial results of its investigation into the facts of the case, but did not conclusively state what caused the collapse. Investigations
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
Austrian constructor Strabag has been commissioned to build a 640m cable-stayed bridge across the river Someș in the western Romanian city of Satu Mare in a project worth around EUR30 million. Construction work is scheduled to start in May 2020. The bridge will connect the north and south of Satu Mare and is to relieve
Despite the current travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Taiwan government has reportedly made a decision to allow easier hiring of expats for construction projects. The current rules states that projects must cost NT$10billion/US$330million and last at least 15 months, but this will now be relaxed where there are skill shortages. The move comes after
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
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
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
The national infrastructure strategy to invest £100bn in boosting the economy and tackling the climate crisis is expected to be delayed until after the budget. The plan to improve transport connectivity and work towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 had been set to be published “alongside” the budget, which is due on Wednesday. But the
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