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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Western Australia to speed up transport construction contracts and award AU$2.3 billion in roads contracts

The Western Australian Government has approved new measures for “Construction Panel Contracts” to speed up the awarding of millions of dollars of transport infrastructure projects. The efforts are designed to streamline the process of awarding contracts for projects up to $20 million in value. WA’s Main Roads panel is also is fast-tracking the tendering process

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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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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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China has funded 3,000km of roads in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen has announced that China has financed the construction of more than 3,000 kilometres of roads in the Kingdom. The figure was shared at the inauguration ceremony of National Road No. 55, which has a total length of 182.16 kilometres, along with the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of National

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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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