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ADB provides additional financing to improve roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ADB provides additional financing to improve roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan as additional financing for a project that aims to improve road conditions, capacity, and road safety on provincial roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The additional funding will widen and enhance 42 kilometers of …

ADB to boost transport and economic development in Vietnam’s mountainous Northwest

ADB to boost transport and economic development in Vietnam’s mountainous Northwest The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $188 million loan to improve and upgrade 198 kilometers of roads in Vietnam’s mountainous northwest region, which has the highest poverty rate in the country. The improved roads, which will connect several remote areas of the …

Skyjack’s top selling Scissor Lifts give Beijing a boost

Skyjack’s top selling Scissor Lifts give Beijing a boost Skyjack delivered a fleet of it’s top selling scissor lift, the SJIII 3219, to a new customer in Beijing. Zhongjian Huijin, a leading rental company based out of Beijing has been helping companies in Northern China work safely at height since 2014. “We have been hard …

Volvo CE inaugurates Customer Experience Centre in China

Volvo CE inaugurates Customer Experience Centre in China A new Customer Experience Centre was inaugurated on November 28th at its regional headquarters in Shanghai, accompanying the official launch of Volvo Services in China during bauma China 2018. Customers, dealers and media, as well as Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, Tomas Kuta, Volvo CE Senior …

Gammon Construction wins Lyric Theatre Complex contract in Hong Kong

Gammon Construction wins Lyric Theatre Complex contract in Hong Kong Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded the HK$5.5 billion Works Contract (L2) of the Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in Hong Kong. The project involves construction of a world-class theatre complex that comprises a 1,450-seat lyric …

Metso receives orders for seven MJ waste shredders in China

Metso receives orders for seven MJ waste shredders in China Metso has received orders to supply a total of seven M&J 4000S waste shedders to three waste incineration customers in China. The 4000 shredder series meets the special needs of extremely varied incoming material. The orders are booked to Metso’s third-quarter 2018 orders received and …

VolvoCE launches Volvo Services in China

VolvoCE launches Volvo Services in China Volvo Construction Equipment has used its participation at bauma China 2018 to officially launch its integrated customer service solution – Volvo Services – in China. This new solution brings together the varied products and services that are available within Volvo CE into a single comprehensive Services offering. Volvo Services …

Volvo Construction gives a glimpse into the future at bauma China 2018

Volvo Construction gives a glimpse into the future at bauma China 2018 Visitors to bauma China 2018 will get an insight into innovation from Volvo Construction Equipment as well as hear updates on the company’s Electric Site research project and ‘ZEUX’ – a revolutionary autonomous concept wheel loader. In line with the theme ‘Building Tomorrow’, …

Boschung delivers 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport in China

Boschung delivers 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport in China The Boschung Group in Payerne, Switzerland, a worldwide leading provider of surface condition management, today announces the delivery of a total of 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (IATA code: DLC). The 10 Jetbroom snow removal vehicles and 2 Airport …

Euro IV compliant Construction Machines featured at bauma China

Euro IV compliant Construction Machines featured at bauma China The drive by the Chinese government and customers for ever more efficient low emission equipment is recognized by the presence of a number of Euro IV compliant machines on the Volvo Construction Equipment stand at bauma China. To help China meet its targets for cleaner air …

Volvo EC75D Compact Excavator launched at Bauma China

Volvo EC75D Compact Excavator launched at Bauma China The seven-ton compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment offers class-leading digging capacity, stability, serviceability and operator comfort. The new Volvo EC75D from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is designed especially for the Chinese market, and is the largest compact excavator in the 7.4-7.8t weight class. The machine’s …

Volvo showcases sustainable infrastructure portfolio at bauma China

Volvo showcases sustainable infrastructure portfolio at bauma China Following its best third quarter ever, Volvo Group is enjoying a powerful demonstration of its innovative products and newly launched Volvo Services – built to drive sustainable infrastructure growth across the key Chinese market. From November 27 to 30, sister companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Volvo …

EBRD and Korea strengthen co-operation on green cities

EBRD and Korea strengthen co-operation on green cities Strengthening the drive towards green economies in the countries where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests, the Republic of Korea and the Bank are joining forces to increase municipal and environmental infrastructure investments under the Bank’s Green Cities framework. The framework supports urban municipalities …

ADB provides $78m to improve regional road links in Kyrgyz Republic

ADB provides $78m to improve regional road links in Kyrgyz Republic The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total of $78 million to complete the rehabilitation of a road that connects two major transport corridors linking the land-locked Kyrgyz Republic to international markets. The new loan supplements financing to an existing …

Driver shortages in the trucking industry – an India perspective

Driver shortages in the trucking industry – an India perspective Rajesh Neelakanta from BVC Logistics offers insights into India’s trucking industry driver shortage and the developments which are mitigating the problem. Turning to Europe and the US – he offers tips to turn the crisis around. Across the globe, it can be said that Logistics …

Skyjack will showcase their fleet favourites at Bauma China

Skyjack will showcase their fleet favourites at Bauma China Skyjack is heading to Shanghai for Bauma China, China’s leading trade fair in the construction, building material, and machine industry. With a display of access equipment chosen by many fleets across the globe, Skyjack is ready to put their best platform forward at this biennial event. …

Komatsu at Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machine Exhibition Demonstration in Japan

Komatsu at Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machine Exhibition Demonstration in Japan Toru Ohashi, President of Komatsu will be hosting the 2018 Forest · Forestry · Environmental Machinery Exhibition Demonstration with the Forestry Mechanization Association of Japan. The event will be held on November 18 to 19 at Akikawa High School, Akiruno City, Tokyo, Japan. At …

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018 During Bauma China 2018, Liebherr presents a selection of its construction equipment and its component’s product ranges. The Liebherr stands at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) are located outdoors, booth No. B12 and indoors in hall N4, booth No. 524. From November 27-30, Liebherr …

DEG invests US$4m in motorcycle Rent2Own to promote mobility in Myanmar

DEG invests US$4m in motorcycle Rent2Own to promote mobility in Myanmar Mobility is an important requirement for the economic development of a country, especially for rural regions. In Myanmar, for example, two thirds of all working persons live in the countryside. In order to improve mobility in the country, Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) …

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea Volvo Construction Equipment (VolvoCE) marked two decades of producing its globally renowned range of excavators in Changwon, Korea. With the company enjoying the effects of a strong global market – much of it driven by the success of its booming excavator product line, it was …

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN Komatsu  President and CEO Tetsuji Ohashi is participating in CEATEC JAPAN for the first time. In this four-day event held in Makuhari Messe from October 16 to 19, Komatsu is introducing new challenges taken up by its SMARTCONSTRUCTION initiative under the theme of safer, more productive and smart …

Ceylon Petroleum Week 2018 announces events and speakers

Ceylon Petroleum Week 2018 announces events and speakers Ceylon International Petroleum & Gas Conference 2018 (CIPC) & Ceylon Bitumen Conference 2018 (CEYBIT) CPW 2018 will focus on key market sectors of the petroleum products and gas value chain with more than 30 industry leaders, visionaries and senior decision makers from 11 countries to address the …

Nordic Development Fund to co-finance improvements to the busiest road in Laos

Nordic Development Fund to co-finance improvements to the busiest road in Laos The project will showcase best-practice climate-resilient road infrastructure for the most heavily trafficked road section in Lao PDR. The Nordic Development Fund has approved €8.0 million in concessional credit to join the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in financing the …

Rural population of Andhra Pradesh to benefit from AIIB investment

Rural population of Andhra Pradesh to benefit from AIIB investment More than two million people living in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India, stand to benefit from an improved road network connecting them with markets, schools and other services after approval was provided by the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) …

ADB providing US$180 Million to Improve Nepal’s Mahendra Highway

ADB providing US$180 Million to Improve Nepal’s Mahendra Highway The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $180 million to support improvements to Nepal’s East–West Highway, the country’s main domestic and international trade route also known as the Mahendra Highway. “The highway’s road surface—Nepal’s busiest route—is in fair …

ADB supports Elevated Highway in Sri Lanka to improve connectivity and trade

ADB supports Elevated Highway in Sri Lanka to improve connectivity and trade The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a US$300 million loan to help in the construction of about 5.3 kilometres (km) of elevated highway with tolls and related facilities between the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central …

Industry leaders and visionaries from 11 Countries to attend Ceylon CIPIC and CEYBIT

Industry leaders and visionaries from 11 Countries to attend Ceylon CIPIC and CEYBIT Industry Leaders, Visionaries and Senior Decision Makers from 11 Countries are set to address the Ceylon International Petroleum & Gas Conference 2018 (CIPC) and the Ceylon Bitumen Conference 2018 (CEYBIT). CPW 2018 will focus on the key market sectors of the petroleum products and …

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China A group of Australian asphalt experts visited Ammann China during a recent information gathering tour and came away impressed with the manufacturing facility – and optimistic about the role Ammann products can play in their country’s future. Twenty delegates from the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) …

Luoyang Metro project in China gets $300m financing

Luoyang Metro project in China gets $300m financing On 16 August 2018, Project and Loan Agreements for the New Development Bank’s Luoyang Metro Project were signed in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, China. According to the Agreements, the Bank will provide a USD 300 million sovereign project loan to the People’s Republic of …

Metso enters Indian waste recycling market

Metso enters Indian waste recycling market Metso has signed a non-exclusive agency agreement with Seepra Recycling Group for the India market area. The agreement covers the whole of India with responsibility of the sales of Metso’s waste recycling equipment; fine-, mobile- and pre-shredders. “Strengthening the partner network allows us to establish new relationships and provide …

Metso wins big mining equipment order from JSW Steel in India

Metso wins big mining equipment order from JSW Steel in India Metso has won a significant order to deliver a pellet plant, including grinding, filtration and a pyro-processing pellet plant to a large-scale steel operation of JSW Steel Ltd. in India. This new order is Metso’s largest global pellet plant delivery, and the single largest …

We are at a tipping point for bitumen

We are at a tipping point for bitumen We live in rapidly changing times, especially for bitumen trading businesses. Refiners are concerned about the impact that the International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 deadline to cap sulphur levels in marine fuel will have on their profit margins, while being eager to explore opportunities for blending. Trading firms …

Balfour Beatty Far East JV wins HK$2.6 billion contract for Hong Kong Highways

Balfour Beatty Far East JV wins HK$2.6 billion contract for Hong Kong Highways Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded the ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works’ contract worth HK$2.6 billion (c. £249 million) for …

Belt and Road co-operation discussed at Ukraine China economic forum in Kiev

Belt and Road co-operation discussed at Ukraine China economic forum in Kiev A Ukrainian and Chinese economic forum focusing on the Belt and Road Initiative took place in Kiev on the 4th June, attracting more than 200 participants. During the event, Chinese and Ukrainian officials and representatives of business and industry explored ways to consolidate …

EBRD Board approves €500 million for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

EBRD Board approves €500 million for Trans Adriatic Pipeline The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors have approved a €500 million loan for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a priority project of the European Union (EU) and the Energy Community. The 878 km pipeline will start at the Greek/Turkish border, …

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann An Ammann ABA UniBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant can help businesses increase profits, and the numbers prove it, according to Siddharth Shah, director at RKC Infrabuilt Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, India, who said: “It’s very economical compared to all other plants. We have been saving great amounts.” An ability to utilise recycled asphalt …

Bhutan receives World Bank support to reform the mining sector

Bhutan receives World Bank support to reform the mining sector The Royal Government of Bhutan today received a $300,000 grant from the Work Bank-led Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) multi-donor trust fund to support reforms in the mining sector and assist the Department of Geology and Mines in implementing its 2017 Mineral Development Policy. The …

MITs satellite monitoring of Chinas sulphur emissions from power plants shows reductions

MIT’s satellite monitoring of China’s sulphur emissions from power plants shows reductions Air pollution has smothered China’s cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies and sulphur emissions. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study co-authored by an MIT scholar shows that one of China’s …

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot Telensa, the market leader the leader in connected street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that it has been selected by the Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system …

World Bank supports Ulaanbaatar City on Municipal Transport Asset Management

World Bank supports Ulaanbaatar City on Municipal Transport Asset Management A memorandum of understanding between the World Bank and Ulaanbaatar city was signed today to facilitate cooperation on the management and planning of municipal transport assets, as part of the city’s efforts to make its transport infrastructure more resilient to the impact of climate change. …

India and World Bank sign $500m deal for all-weather rural roads using green technologies

India and World Bank sign $500m deal for all-weather rural roads using green technologies The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of …

Heathrow boosts international trade with new routes to Chinese cities

Heathrow boosts international trade with new routes to Chinese cities Heathrow today welcomed the arrival of two new direct routes to the Chinese cities: Wuhan and Sanya. Both destinations are a first for direct routes into Heathrow, the connection to Sanya is a first for Europe. These routes will allow for over 6,000 metric tonnes …

Shihang China is now the Copper Nickel Pipe supplier for top 500 brand companies

Shihang China is now the Copper Nickel Pipe supplier for top 500 brand companies Shihang today marked another milestone for being the main supplier of CuNi 90/10 & CuNi 70/30 pipes for top 500 brand companies in Asia and Europe. These are corrosion resistance copper nickel pipes, with copper and nickel as the main alloying …

Meet Metso and their waste recycling equipment at IFAT China

Meet Metso and their waste recycling equipment at IFAT China Metso will present its extensive waste recycling equipment and service offering at IFAT China 2018 taking place May 3-5 in Shanghai, China. Metso experts at the event will offer advice on choosing the most suitable equipment for different types of waste to support optimal process …

China’s Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge built using Doka automatic climbing formwork

China’s Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge built using Doka automatic climbing formwork In China’s Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, work is in progress on what will be the world’s biggest cable-stayed bridge, the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge. As well as the world’s longest span (1092 metres), it will also have the tallest pylons at 325 metres. Doka …

Metso increases production in India to meet demand for aggregates equipment

Metso increases production in India to meet demand for aggregates equipment Metso is addressing the growing demand for crushing and screening plants in the Indian market by expanding its production capabilities in Alwar. This latest investment increases their crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 35 percent. By increasing capacity of the Metso …

SIKA launches new Mortar Production in Vietnam

SIKA launches new Mortar Production in Vietnam Sika is pushing ahead with the significant expansion of its plant in Bac Ninh in northern Vietnam, underscoring its commitment to dynamic growth in the country’s booming construction market. A state-of-the-art facility for mortar production has come on stream alongside the existing production of concrete admixtures. This most …

Japanese funding the first subway in Manila

Japanese funding the first subway in Manila The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in Manila to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to ¥104.53 billion for Phase 1 of the Metro Manila Subway Project. The project will construct the first …

BIRAL returns to Intermet Asia in Singapore

BIRAL returns to Intermet Asia in Singapore Meteorological specialists, Biral is attending the InterMet Asia show in Singapore next month to showcase its new and popular meteorological products. Biral’s Marketing Director, Nathan Neal, will be at the show demonstrating a wide variety of meteorological equipment. These are the BTD-300 Thunderstorm Detector, VPF-730 and SWS-200 Visibility …

New partnerships blooming in China for Skyjack

New partnerships blooming in China for Skyjack Skyjack continues to nurture a growing number of relationships in the Chinese marketplace, this time with Tianjin Prosperity Bai-Li, who is a leader in North China’’s equipment rental market, and their operations encompass nearly three hectares in North Eastern China. Tianjin Prosperity Bai-Li has established themselves very well …

Techrules partners with CRRC on transport turbine technology

Techrules partners with CRRC on transport turbine technology Techrules has signed an agreement with CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd. (TEC), a subsidiary of CRRC, the world’s largest supplier of rail transit equipment. The agreement was finalised at a signing ceremony held during the Geneva Motor Show, attended by Matthew Jin, Chief Technology Officer, Techrules; Yu …

Freetech Patching Vehicle at the core of Jiangsu Expressway Ltd’s road maintenance

Freetech Patching Vehicle at the core of Jiangsu Expressway Ltd’s road maintenance China’s first Freetech Patching Vehicle was introduced in 1998 by Jiangsu Expressway Ltd, who have been using eleven Freetech Patching Vehicles and three Freetech Maintenance Vehicles. Recently, Jiangsu Expressway purchased two new PM500 Patching Vehicles to replace the older Freetech PM400 Patching Vehicles, …

Viaduct section of the Hong Kong to Macau Bridge passes load testing

Viaduct section of the Hong Kong to Macau Bridge passes load testing Following the announcement of the complete connection of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Hong Kong Link Road on May 18, 2017, the Highways Department has now announced that the road surfacing works and road facilities of the about 9.4 km long viaducts, 1 km long …

India signs Historic Agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One to build first Hyperloop

India signs Historic Agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One to build first Hyperloop Virgin Hyperloop One today announced the Indian State of Maharashtra’s intent to build a hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai beginning with an operational demonstration track. Virgin Group Founder and Virgin Hyperloop One Chairman Sir Richard Branson announced the Framework Agreement in the presence …

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road In September 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping proposed a strategic plan to develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, an important component of the Belt and Road Initiative. An ambitious vision to promote China’s infrastructure, and stimulate economic integration for the Country, both nationally and …

Range Rover Sport PHEV first SUV to climb Heaven’s Gate in China

Range Rover Sport PHEV first SUV to climb Heaven’s Gate in China A dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps didn’t stop the new Range Rover Sport PHEV from completing a world-first at one of China’s most famous landmarks. The petrol-electric performance SUV has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to the natural …

Freetech Patching Vehicle proves a quick solution for Manhole Patching

Freetech Patching Vehicle proves a quick solution for Manhole Patching In China, two Freetech Patching Vehicles have proven themselves in revolutionising manhole repairs. As much as they introduce potential dangers to cyclists and motorcyclists, and generate excessive noise and discomfort for passenger vehicles, cracks around manholes have really annoyed China’s City Councils. Traditional Repair Method …

The Magic of working in a frozen world

The Magic of working in a frozen world 5℃ is the temperature limit of traditional road repair work, mainly because asphalt hot mix cools down too quickly under 5℃, which leads to complications in compaction the asphalt to the required density and quality. In China, most road maintenance work sites go into hibernation in winter, …

Hot-In-Place Recycling for Beijing’s Chang’An Avenue

Hot-In-Place Recycling for Beijing’s Chang’An Avenue Chang’an Avenue, literally translated as “Eternal Peace Street”, links the most important political and cultural landmarks in Beijing, China. This bustling street is where you will find various government organizations, historical buildings like Tian An Men (The Forbidden City), and commercial centres like the Beijing Hotel. Every hour about …

Balfour Beatty Far East jv awarded two contracts worth HK$7.7 billion

Balfour Beatty Far East jv awarded two contracts worth HK$7.7 billion Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded two contracts worth a total value of HK$7.7 billion (c. £705m). The first award is for a HK$6.2billion (c. £568m) contract for the Highways Department …

ADB finances three Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia

ADB finances three Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed three project loan agreements with the Government of Cambodia to provide infrastructure support for road network improvement, provincial water supply and sanitation, and smallholder farmers development in Tonle Sap. The loan agreements were signed by Aun Pornmoniroth, Senior Minister, Ministry of …

AECOM to provide site supervision services for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project

AECOM to provide site supervision services for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has been appointed by China Communications Construction Company to provide site supervision services for the stations, viaducts, tunnels and depots of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. “AECOM is proud to be involved …

New Mabey bridges to connect rural communities in Malaysia

New Mabey bridges to connect rural communities in Malaysia Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey is installing five new Compact 200 (C200)™ bridges in Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia. This will bring the total number of bridges Mabey and local distributor CT One will have installed in Malaysia over the past five years …

ADB finances US$380m road improvements in Mindanao, Philippines

ADB finances US$380m road improvements in Mindanao, Philippines The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $380 million loan to help the Philippine government strengthen the road network and spur economic development in Mindanao, the country’s second largest island with about 20 million people. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector …

Groupe ADP wins 15 International Airport contracts

Groupe ADP wins 15 International Airport contracts Groupe ADP, through its subsidiary ADP Ingénierie, recently won a series of contracts with major international airports for design, study, or technical assistance projects. According to Gratien Maire, CEO of ADP Ingénierie, this series of contract testifies a two-fold observation: “the recognition of our company’s 360° expertise all …

Samsung CT wins a $421m reclamation contract in Hong Kong

Samsung CT wins a $421m reclamation contract in Hong Kong SEOUL, Korea – December 25, 2017 – Samsung C&T was awarded a $421 million reclamation contract by the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) in Hong Kong. This contract is to be issued to a joint venture between Samsung C&T and local construction company ‘Build …

Glaston sells FC Series tempering line to Asia-Pacific area

Glaston sells FC Series tempering line to Asia-Pacific area Glaston has closed a deal worth somewhat below €2 million with a leading Asia-Pacific glass processor, which supplies demanding glass solutions to the architectural glass industry of the region. The deal has been recognised in Glaston’s 2017 final quarter order book, and it is part of …

ADB finances urban and transport improvements in Pakistan

ADB finances urban and transport improvements in Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan today signed two loans totalling $380 million for projects to help improve the country’s urban and transport sectors. The agreements were signed by Xiaohong Yang, ADB Country Director for Pakistan, and Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary of the …

Komatsu partners with NVIDIA to deploy AI for safer, efficient construction sites

Komatsu partners with NVIDIA to deploy AI for safer, efficient construction sites Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, has selected NVIDIA as its partner to bring AI to jobsites, making them safer and more efficient, NVIDIA announced today. The partnership – described at GTC Japan by NVIDIA founder and …

Liebherr luffing jib cranes support Bangkok new Three Neighbourhood development

Liebherr luffing jib cranes support Bangkok new Three Neighbourhood development Thai Obayashi is using two Liebherr 160 HC-L cranes and a Liebherr 125 HC-L to construct the Samyan Mitrtown project, near the soon to be opened MRT subway extension. Main contractor Thai Obayashi Corp is using three Liebherr luffing jib tower cranes for the construction …

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform HxGN SMART Build has been awarded a grant under Singapore’s Construction Productivity RD&D Grant Call for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and will serve as a collaboration platform to support Virtual Design & Construction practices for selected construction and infrastructure projects across the country. The …

Liebherr NC-B top-slewing cranes swing into action

Liebherr NC-B top-slewing cranes swing into action After the launch of the NC-B series last year, the cranes are already working on several construction sites. The smaller one of them is the Balewadi Techpark in Pune, India. The larger one is the NC-B 9-62 that will be exhibit at the booth OD 50 at Excon …

ADB approves US$400m to modernise Azerbaijan’s North-South Railway Corridor

ADB approves US$400m to modernise Azerbaijan’s North-South Railway Corridor The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved two loans totalling $400 million to help strengthen Azerbaijan’s railway sector and modernize and rehabilitate the Sumgayit-Yalama rail line, a key link in the North-South Railway Corridor. ADB will provide $250 million as a policy-based loan …

CIMIC’S Leighton Asia wins A$390m Hong Kong Airport works

CIMIC’S Leighton Asia wins A$390m Hong Kong Airport works CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, with joint venture partner Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company Limited (‘Chun Wo’), has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to construct the A$390 million Terminal 2 (T2) foundation and substructure works at Hong Kong International Airport. Revenue to …

Samsung C and T wins First North-South Corridor contract in Singapore

Samsung C and T wins First North-South Corridor contract in Singapore Samsung C&T Corporation has been selected as the first contractor to design and construct a stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC) in Singapore by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Under the USD$602 million contract, Samsung C&T will be responsible for the design and construction …

Construction Lab Technician admits faking test results on mega bridge project

Construction Lab Technician admits faking test results on mega bridge project The 55km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and tunnel project started in 2011 and will link the three major cities of Zhuhai in mainland China, with Hong Kong and Macau. The project has been plagued by 270 accidents, 10 deaths, 600 injuries, extensive delays and a …

Smart societies of the future in focus at the next Volvo Group Innovation Summit

Smart societies of the future in focus at the next Volvo Group Innovation Summit With a focus on automation, electromobility and connectivity, Volvo Group will host its third Innovation Summit in Beijing on November 15, following successful events in London and Brussels earlier this year. Moderated by Peter Campbell, the Financial Times’ industry correspondent, the …

ADB to support sustainable urban public transport in Jinan, China

ADB to support sustainable urban public transport in Jinan, China The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to support the development of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system for modern electric trolley buses in Jinan, the most congested city in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). “The project …

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI Aecon Group Inc. and CCCC International Holding Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the China Communications Construction Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of …

Infrastructure upgrade essential for Asia to continue growth

Infrastructure upgrade essential for Asia to continue growth Infrastructure is essential for development. Roads, railways, ports and power supplies have helped drive Asia’s growth, allowing its people to get to work and its products to reach markets. For this momentum to continue, the region’s existing stock of infrastructure must be upgraded. A new generation of …

Record €500m EIB loan for India’s Bangalore Metro

Record €500m EIB loan for India’s Bangalore Metro The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 500 million to support the construction of a new 18 station Rapid Transit line in Bangalore and the purchase of 96 train cars for use on the line. This support for investment to expand the second longest urban metro …

ADB provides US$900 Million financing to upgrade Sri Lanka’s rural road network

ADB provides US$900 Million financing to upgrade Sri Lanka’s rural road network The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved financing of up to US$900 million for a program that will upgrade the Sri Lanka road network to connect vast rural populations to jobs and services. “Improving Sri Lanka’s poor rural transport infrastructure …

Balfour Beatty JV wins HKD $800m deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty JV wins HKD $800m deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction has been awarded a construction contract for a deluxe housing development at Plantation Road, Hong Kong. The total value of the contract is approximately HK$800 …

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built a full-scale Hyperloop system, today announced the winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. Following a close assessment of the proposals by a panel …

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore

ZÜBLIN, a Strabag subsidiary awarded €309m contract in Singapore ZÜBLIN, a subsidiary of European-based construction group STRABAG SE, has been hired by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to build 11.9 km of tunnels for the sewerage system of the city. The contract is a part of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project …

Sandvik equipment essential for major Hong Kong infrastructure development

Sandvik equipment essential for major Hong Kong infrastructure development The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP for short) is a series of infrastructure projects that will see the construction of the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen in China and Hong Kong. This will see the construction of highways and tunnels as well as other …

Louis Berger selected as design consultant for interstate road modernization in India

Louis Berger selected as design consultant for interstate road modernization in India The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has selected Louis Berger to provide consultancy services for the preparation of detailed designs to upgrade roads (approximately 820 kilometres in total length) for two major road packages in Southern India under the Bharatmala – Pariyojna …

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia

Japan funds Sihanoukville Port development in Cambodia The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement in Tokyo with the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to ¥23.502 billion yen for the Sihanoukville Port New Container Terminal Development Project. The project will develop a new …

China is building a rail tunnel, deep below the Great Wall of China

China is building a rail tunnel, deep below the Great Wall of China China is constructing a 12 kilometre long high-speed train tunnel through a section of the Great Wall to connect Zhangjiakou city, which is due to co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics along with Beijing. Chinese Engineers designed the tunnel to be constructed from …

Architectural lighting turns the OnCube office complex in Shanghai into a landmark

Architectural lighting turns the OnCube office complex in Shanghai into a landmark To create the distinctive “onCube” building in Shanghai, the German GMP studio (consisting of Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze and Magdalene Weiss) has combined original light effects with a simple square format. The office tower has a total height of 90 metres and …

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge 

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge Today, China marked the completion of the main bridge deck section at the China mainland side of the landmark Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, using bitumen solutions and technical expertise from Shell Bitumen. As a global leader in bitumen technology, Shell Bitumen was selected …

China opens 2,768 km Silk Road highway from Beijing to Mongolia

China opens 2,768 km Silk Road highway from Beijing to Mongolia A new highway between Beijing and Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is now officially open traffic. The 2,768 km Jingxin Expressway G7 links six provinces and regions – Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Gansu, and Xinjiang, and shortens the existing route …

China funds new 500 km road to connect Mozambique and South Africa

China funds new 500 km road to connect Mozambique and South Africa Construction of the 500km Mapinhane-Pafuri regional road (N222) road connecting the Vilanculos district to the Mozambique and South African border is expected to begin in May 2018 and be completed three years later. This new road covers the provinces of Inhambane, Gaza and …

Asia faces challenges attracting infrastructure investment and public–private partnerships

Asia faces challenges attracting infrastructure investment and public–private partnerships Viet Nam is one of several countries in developing Asia making strides on public–private partnerships (PPP). Asia just doesn’t seem to have enough money to pay its infrastructure bills. And as demand for infrastructure development soars, governments are looking to the private sector for funding, but are …

First railless train unveiled in Zhuzhou, China

First railless train unveiled in Zhuzhou, China The world’s first railless train unveiled in Zhuzhou, Central China’s Hunan province on 2 June 2017. The 30-meter train, with three carriages, is part of the intelligent rail express system by the developer, and runs on rubber tires rather than rails. The train can move at a speed of …

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty joint venture secures US$257 million water park project in Hong Kong Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$2 billion (c. £200 million) contract to create Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park at Tai Shue Wan for Ocean Park Corporation. Covering an area …

Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand goes high-tech with a complete aggregate processing plant from Metso

Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand goes high-tech with a complete aggregate processing plant from Metso Insee Aggregates has selected Metso to supply a full-scope, state-of-the-art quarry processing plant for the Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand. The delivery covers all the advanced crushing and screening equipment, full electrical plant design, automation software and hardware, as well as related …

Brexit Britain open for business as the first freight train loaded with exports departs from UK bound for China

Brexit Britain open for business as the first freight train loaded with exports departs from UK bound for China The first ever UK to China export train departed on 10 April 2017 laden with containers full of British goods. The train will make the 7,500 mile, three week journey, departing from DP World London Gateway’s …

China pledges US$122 billion for China to UK Silk Road Rail Route

China pledges US$122 billion for China to UK Silk Road Rail Route Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged an extra $122bn for international infrastructure schemes as part of China’s grand “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative as leaders and top officials from around the world gathered in Beijing for a summit on the plan. The scheme …

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea Looking to raise safety standards in South Korea, demolition firm Sungdo Construction is leading by example, bringing down an unstable, old hospital with its Volvo ultra high-reach excavator. Since Sungdo Construction was founded in 1979, the family run company has become South Korea’s leading …

Asian Development Bank calls for integrated transport solutions and urban planning for liveable cities in Asia

Asian Development Bank calls for integrated transport solutions and urban planning for liveable cities in Asia Providing sustainable transport solutions for Asia’s rapidly growing cities is the region’s most urgent transport challenge. Developing Asia now has 33 cities with a population of more than 5 million people. This rapid urban growth has created an enormous strain …

Manitou acquires Terex Equipment, buying its way into the India marketplace

Manitou acquires Terex Equipment, buying its way into the India marketplace The Manitou group, world-leader in all-terrain equipment and material-handlers has finalized the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) in India. Founded in 2003, Terex Equipment is well known for the design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment, mostly backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders and had a 30 …

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects Spectra Engineers has a reputation for completing quality work in a timely manner. The company, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, now is relying on Ammann soil and asphalt compactors to further build on its reputation. Spectra is working on two key projects. The first, construction …

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project Past performance is essential to future work when it comes to Sri Lankan infrastructure projects. With much future business at stake, Rathne Construction used a variety of Ammann compaction machines on a recent provincial road project. “We always are concerned about project deadlines and facing …

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, will be India’s longest road bridge and will connect the port city and its southern satellite town of Navi Mumbai. The project will total 22km in length and constructed with eight-lanes, with …

The Asian Development Bank approves US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$114 million loan for Georgia’s Batumi bypass road project. ADB is also expected to manage and administer up to US$114 million in additional financing for the project provided by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This is the first ADB project to be co-financed with another development …

Chinese Contractor finances US$13 Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link

Chinese Contractor finances US$13Billion for 600km Malaysia East Coast Rail Link The Malaysia government have just published the proposed route for the Chinese-financed 600km East Coast Rail Link. The public have three months to comment on the proposals. The East Coast Rail Link starts at Port Klang on the west coast of Malaysia near Kuala …

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet The Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in the Tibet Autonomous Region has appointed a joint venture of UK and Chinese consulting engineers – Arup and Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng to provide professional services for the reconstruction and extension of the Lhasa …

Asian Development Bank funds electrification of 140km railway in Uzbekistan

Asian Development Bank funds electrification of 140km railway in Uzbekistan Thanks to the Asian Development Bank, Uzbekistan is upgrading its Soviet-era railway network, replacing old, diesel locomotives with modern electric trains. The new railway, which is now one of the most advanced in Central Asia is promoting trade, regional connectivity, and local industry. The Asian Development Bank …

Asian Development Bank putting Chinese commuters into the fast lane

Asian Development Bank putting Chinese commuters into the fast lane ADB Project – Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project A new bus rapid transit system is cutting down traffic and pollution in Yichang, People’s Republic of China, while giving people a renewed sense of pride in their city. Putting Chinese Commuters into the Fast Lane The …

China to spend US$500 Billion on rail expansion over the next 3 years

China to spend US$500billion on rail expansion over the next 3 years. Government sources report that China is planning to spend around $500 billion on further expansion of its high-speed rail system over the next three years. The network will expand from 20,000km of dedicated passenger lines to 30,000km by 2020. The aim is connect …

Kingdom of Bhutan invites bids for Asian Development Bank funded road project

Kingdom of Bhutan invites bids for Asian Development Bank funding road project The Kingdom of Bhutan has received a grant from Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project. Bidding is now open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. Phuentsholing Thromde, Ministry of Work …

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground

Overcrowded Hong Kong looks at building shopping streets underground Famous for tall buildings and packed streets, Hong Kong has come up with a creative solution to their overcrowding by going underground. Hong Kong’s Information Services Department has revealed the first two below ground shopping streets will be built in Kai Tak, where the old airport was located, and will …

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts Danish based engineering firm COWI and its new UK-based acquisition Donaldson Associates have won a series of contracts on the project to create a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport. “The early results of the collaboration between Donaldson tunnel staff in Hong Kong and COWI …

The World Bank is supporting India’s new railway freight corridor

The World Bank is supporting India’s New Railway Freight Corridor India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) program is building dedicated freight-only railway lines along highly congested transport corridors. The World Bank is supporting India’s Eastern DFC from Ludhiana to Kolkata in three phases. Freight-only corridors will make it cheaper, faster, and more reliable to move goods …

New bridge opening provides travel boost for Sri Lankan communities

A new bridge across Sri Lanka’s Mahaweli River in Kandy was officially opened on the 6 January, 2017, by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Mabey Compact 200™– the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge – connects neighbouring villages Dodanwala and Halloluwa in the Central Province. …

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued

Hong Kong tender for highway, tunnel and flyover projects issued The Highways Department of Hong Kong is inviting bids for work on the Central Kowloon Route – Yau Ma Tei East project, which includes construction of a 390 metre long tunnel between Yau Cheung Road and Shanghai Street, upgrades to part of Gascoigne Road Flyover, …

World’s highest bridge on the Guanxing Highway opens in Southwest China

The Beipanjiang Bridge on the Guanxing Highway near Xingbei Town (Xinbeizhen), Zhenfeng County, Guizhou Province, Southwest China is now the world’s highest bridge. The bridge opened to traffic on the 29th December 2016 after 3 years in construction, at a cost of approximately US$143 million. The 1,341 metre long structure is equivalent to a 200-story building in height. Some 566 metres …

Saudi Arabia funds Pakistan’s Expressway to connect Chakdara with Kalam

Saudi Arabia funds Pakistan’s Swat Expressway to connect Chakdara with Kalam Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide US$ 50 million (Rs3.4 billion) in financial aid to Pakistan for the construction of the 113 km long, 3 lane, Swat Expressway, which will connect Chakdara with Kalam. The Swat Expressway is currently under construction in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province …

Roadbounce App measures road roughness and driving comfort – on the go!

Roadbounce App measures road roughness and driving comfort – on the go! Road roughness and unevenness play an important role in the quality of driving experience, vehicle fuel consumption, and is a major indicator of problems in the roadway that have developed or are about to develop. To provide an effective system to measure road …

240 Km Railway Link between Dhaka and Payra Port in Bangladesh

Bangladesh High Capacity Railway Project promoted by DP Rail Ltd. A joint venture team consisting of Rendel Consultancy and OTB Engineering in association with HR Wallingford, Railway Engineering Associated and BCL Associates are to provide the engineering services for a 240km freight railway planned for Bangladesh. The team was appointed by the British company DP …

1,500 km of new roads has led to better lives in Rural Bhutan

For remote rural communities in mountainous Bhutan, survival hinges upon access to roads and markets. Since 2003, the Royal Government has built over 1,500 kilometres of farm roads and narrower, lower-cost “power tiller tracks” to help communities, which subsist mostly on agriculture, connect to the larger population, and improve their incomes and standards of living. …

167 km Expressway proposal linking Cambodia and Vietnam

167 km Expressway proposal linking Cambodia & Vietnam Sun Chanthol the Cambodia Minister of Transport and Vietnamese Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia held talks on the 11th January 2017 relating to the construction of a 167 km toll road expressway between Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. At …

bauma China 2016 receives over 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions

bauma China 2016: New opportunities against the odds bauma China 2016, the 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held in November 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Against a backdrop of economic slowdown and ongoing change and modernization in the construction industry, bauma …

Asian Development Bank approves US$106.5m for Vietnam road projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$106.51 million loan to support the development of the five Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (VDTA) provinces — Binh Phuoc, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum — through road rehabilitation and capacity development efforts to boost tourism and transport connectivity as well as domestic …

World Bank gives Laos US$25m to strengthen and climate-proof rural roads

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$25 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Laos (Lao Peoples Democratic Republic) to strengthen its road maintenance systems and improve road connectivity throughout the country. The approved Lao PDR Road Sector II Project is part of the country’s national program to build a …

ADB finances Bhutan Northern Bypass Road

The Kingdom of Bhutan has received a grant from Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project. Part of this grant will be used for payments for the Construction of Northern Bypass Road (NBR Package-II) in Phuentsholing. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries …

World Bank approves US$235 million for the Bihar Rural Roads Project in India

The World Bank today approved a US$ 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to improve and effectively manage the state’s rural road network. The Bihar Rural Roads project will support the construction of about 2,500 km of rural roads under MMGSY or Mukhya Mantri gram Sampark Yojana a Government of Bihar project to provide …

ADB approves US$198m for 77km road upgrade in Uzbekistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $198 million loan to help upgrade and widen 77 kilometres (km) of the existing Karshi-Shakhrisabz-Kitab highway in Kashkadarya province, southeast of Uzbekistan, to improve tourism, mobility, as well as domestic and international trade. “The road upgrade will solidify Uzbekistan’s position as a key transit country for trade in …

China is building and funding Africa’s Rail Transport Infrastructure

East African Railway Masterplan An exciting grand rail project is being implemented in East Africa to connect the countries in the region with an effective transport systems that will take the strain from the regions busy and overburdened highways network which sees thousands of trucks choking the main roads every single day. The East African …

Malaysia to Singapore High-Speed railway approved for bidding

Malaysia and Singapore have signed an agreement that paves the way for bidding for an international High-Speed rail line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The 350km High Speed Rail line will have eight stations, will include a bridge across the Straits of Johor, and will cut the travel time between the two …

Kyrgyz Republic Sign Agreement for North-South Alternate Road Corridor Rehabilitation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today signed the financing agreement amounting to $95.1 million to rehabilitate a section of the North-South Alternate Road Corridor in the Kyrgyz Republic. The agreement was signed by Adylbek Kasymaliev, Kyrgyz Minister of Finance and Governor to ADB, and Candice McDeigan, ADB Country …

ADB approves loan for 160km of road projects in Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $186.8 million loan to upgrade 160 kilometres (km) of Nepal’s strategic road network and improve the country’s domestic and regional transport connectivity. “This project supports the government’s plans to further develop Nepal’s infrastructure and connectivity within and outside the country,” Lee Ming Tai, Senior Transport Specialist at …

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety A Korean company that specialises in guardrail systems and traffic cones has developed a new barrier system that incorporates rollers to absorb impact and steer vehicle back into the traffic. Concrete barriers and conventional metal guardrail system are effective, but cause major damage to the …

An overview of the Bitumen Market in India

India has the world’s second largest road network after the United States of America, with a road infrastructure of over 47,000 km. The Indian bitumen market that is currently around 5 million tonnes is expected to grow in the future due to the Governments proposed construction projects to upgrade the road network. Bitumen is used …

India approves 476km of Highways projects totalling US$884m

Twelve National Highway projects On the 15th November 2016, the Indian Government approved twelve National Highway projects totalling 476 km with a value of Rs 6,067.9 crore (US$884m). The projects are in the eight states of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Most of the 476-km projects are under …

Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers

Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers COWI the Danish consulting firm have won a series of contracts on a new three-runway system allowing the Hong Kong International Airport to handle future traffic demand. COWI is now growing their presence in SE Asia with new contracts on the three-runway system (3RS) at the …

Japan’s giant sinkhole repaired in 8 days

Japan’s giant sinkhole repaired in 8 days A week after a giant 30 metre hole appeared in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka the section of road has reopened. Workers toiled around the clock and had almost filled the section of road in two days with 6,200 cubic metres of sand and cement. …

How an asphalt plant works

How an asphalt plant works We found this brilliant 3D animation on how an asphalt plant works. The asphalt plant featured is a QLB Mobile Asphalt Mixing Plant manufactured by the Chinese company Nanyang Liaoyuan Road Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of road construction machinery in China producing batch mix asphalt plants, …

US$5.54 billion for Ho Chi Minh roads

US$5.54 billion for Ho Chi Minh roads Vietnam has announced a massive budget for road maintenance and development in Ho Chi Minh City in their 2016-2020 road transport development plan. US$5.54 billion has been earmarked for improving the city’s road infrastructure. The projects include: Construction of Belt Roads No3 and No4 The Ben Luc-Long Thanh …

Bauma China – 22 November 2016

Bauma China – 22 November 2016 China’s International trade show for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment has been scheduled for 22 November 2016 in Shanghai. The Bauma China fair last for 4 days and is an international trade fair for construction machinery, building materials machines, construction vehicles and equipment. Attendance is …

How China is building its bridges

How China is building its bridges China’s heavy machinery industry is progressing in leaps and bounds as this video shows. The 580 tonne SLJ900/32 is 91.8 metres long, 7.4 metres wide and 9 meter’s tall. Watch the video to see how the self contained machine spans the supports and places its cargo with precision.