Contracts Worth US$1.7bn awarded for ADB-funded Malolos–Clark Railway Project (Philippines)

Construction of the Malolos–Clark Railway Project will start soon, following the recent signing of three civil works contracts worth more than US$1.7 billion. Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) has now awarded a total of five civil works contracts for the project, totaling US$2.5 billion. The first two contracts were signed on 1st August 2020. The project, part

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US-Canada rail project to get approval

US president Donald Trump has tweeted that he expects to issue a permit for a rail line connecting Alaska and Canada. The C$22bn / US$16.44bn cross-border rail project will connect the state of Alaska and the Canadian province of Alberta. According to a CBC report, the 2,570km-long project involves the construction of a new rail

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Thailand MRTA changes bid criteria for Bangkok Orange Line MRT project

The governor of the Thailand’s Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) has confirmed that bid selection committee of Bangkok’s MRT Orange Line project has taken the decision to amend the bidding criteria, stating that the technical and price proposals need to guarantee the highest profit possible for the Thai government. Pakapong Sirikantaramas said “The changing of

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Thailand HSR project delayed

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has told the media that the 220-km-long high-speed rail project linking Thailand’s three airports will be delayed. The three airports to be linked with high speed rail include Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, and U-Tapao. “The budget to demolish infrastructure to make way for the new high-speed system has not been approved,”

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