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HCMC metro project USD800m over budget
HCMC metro project USD800m over budget

The troubled second metro line project in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) City has continued to go over budget and time with authorities now having requested a further USD800m cash from the government to complete the project. Work on the 11km underground line began in 2010 and was scheduled to finish in 2020 at a cost of USD1.2bn.  However, delays and budget issues, related to payment issues and subsequent interest, now mean the project will not likely be complete until 2024 on a budget of USD2. Read More


Vietnam running out of sand amid boom
Vietnam running out of sand amid boom

Vietnam is considering using artificial sand after the Institute of Transport Science and Technology warned the government it could run out of naturally occurring sand within five years.  The report presented to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport also noted that artificial sand could be made for up to 15 percent more cheaply than mining the natural variety, and that it makes better quality concrete. Vietnam uses about 100 million cubic metres of sand every year to keep pace Read More


Work starts on China-Thailand high-speed railway
Work starts on China-Thailand high-speed railway

Following years of often tough negotiations, work on Thailand’s first high-speed railway, financed by China, began on 21 December. The whole project will eventually run 253km from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchisima in the northeast of Thailand and is part of China’s long term plan to link its southern border to Singapore by rail. With just the Thai phase expected to cost more than USD5 billion, the ceremony hosted at the end of December inaugurated just 3.5km of line between two stat Read More


Indonesia tenders USD1bn Patimban Port
Indonesia tenders USD1bn Patimban Port

The Indonesian government opened tendering for construction of the planned USD1bn Patimban Port in Subang, West Java in October. The project is being funded by a loan from Japan via the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will improve logistical infrastructure in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area. According to the Jakarta Post, the tenders on offer are for three separate works; the terminal, a breakwater and seawall, and a connecting breach with the intention of providing only Read More


Japan and Philippines sign training deal
Japan and Philippines sign training deal

Japan and the Philippines have initiated a training scheme for Filipino construction workers to ease skills shortages faced by both countries. The training program aims to “instil Japanese discipline” to help the Philippines ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure program, while also opening up the Japanese labour market to Filipino workers for the first time. Japan is facing massive delays on flagship projects underway in preparation for its hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Read More


USD1.1bn of construction for Yangon
USD1.1bn of construction for Yangon

A rush to fill the market gap for high-end mixed-use space in Myanmar has seen three international companies announce projects worth over a billion dollars in Yangon. Two projects with a combined development value of USD700m will be built by Bouygues of France and Taisei Corporation of Japan for Singaporean developer Yoma Strategic Holdings. One, Yoma Central will feature two Grade A office towers, a business hotel, serviced apartments and retail, while the second is to be a luxury hotel. Wor Read More


China-Laos railway bores first tunnel
China-Laos railway bores first tunnel

The first tunnel on the 414km China-Laos rail link was bored in December, marking the first success of the USD5.8 billion project. The 301m Ban Somsanook No. 2 Tunnel presented a number of dangerous challenges given the mountainous terrain and geology but contractor, Sino Corporation Engineering Bureau 15 Co., successfully completed the first of many such projects on the route. Laos is an exceptionally mountainous country so more than 62 percent of the cross-country rail project, first Read More


Vietnam’s tallest building wins award
Vietnam’s tallest building wins award

A shimmering tower block which will be Vietnam’s tallest building when construction is completed in 2019 has won an international architecture award.  Designed by London-based firm Atkins, the 460m Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam won the “World’s Best Architecture” prize at the International Property Awards 2017 hosted in London in December. It also picked up “Best International Residential High-rise Architecture” and “Best Residentia Read More


Bentley’s  AECOsim  building designer  CONNECT Edition surmounts  the challenges of BIM scalability  for major projects
Bentley’s AECOsim building designer CONNECT Edition surmounts the challenges of BIM scalability for major projects

September 2017: Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modelling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity, and which are typically characterised by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railway Read More


PESTECH win Bentley Be Inspired Award in Singapore
PESTECH win Bentley Be Inspired Award in Singapore

A Malaysian-owned power infrastructure constructor was awarded a prize for its building a power substation and transmission line in Cambodia. Pestech International Berhad, through its subsidiary in Cambodia Pestech Cambodia Limited (PCL), was granted a 25-year concession by the Cambodian government to build a substation in Kratie province and the transmission line connecting power from a hydropower plant in the country’s northeastern Stung Treng province with the capital city Phnom Penh. Read More


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