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Arup-Henning Larsen JV to deliver Icone Tower in Manila

Arup and Henning Larsen Architects have signed a joint venture contract to deliver the detailed architectural and engineering design of the Icone Tower, a new iconic skyscraper in the heart of Manila that will pay tribute to the Filipino soldier.

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Thailand set to invest in public infrastructure projects

The construction industry in Thailand is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 8 percent during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio.

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Paya Lebar Quarter’s first office tower tops out

Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) by Lendlease has reached a major milestone with the topping out of its first office tower. The S$3.2 billion mixed-use development is in full swing and when completed, it will transform Paya Lebar into Singapore’s newest business hub.

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Gammon Construction secures two contracts in Hong Kong

Gammon Construction has been awarded two major contracts in Hong Kong, totalling HK$7.7 billion, for the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route as well as the L1 Contract for Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement at WKCD.

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SMEC to help alleviate traffic congestion in Manila

SMEC, as part of a joint venture, has been appointed as general consultant to manage and supervise the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project in the Philippines.

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Atkins wins competition for Gerbang Nusajaya’s TOD

UEM Sunrise Berhad recently announced that Atkins has won the International Land Use Master Planning Competition for Gerbang Nusajaya’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plot in Malaysia.

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Malaysia and Singapore sign agreement on RTS Link project

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have signed a bilateral agreement on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project, which is targeted to commence by December 2024.

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Singapore’s public sector to boost construction demand

Singapore’s total construction demand in 2018 is projected to reach between S$26 and S$31 billion, 60 percent of which is expected to come from the public sector.

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New terminal at Shimojishima Airport to open in 2019

Construction of the new Shimojishima Airport Passenger Terminal has begun. Scheduled to open in March 2019, it is set to be the first airport terminal in Japan that incorporates the cross laminated timber (CLT) technology.

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Samsung C&T wins reclamation contract in Hong Kong

Samsung C&T has been awarded a US$421 million reclamation contract in Hong Kong. It is part of CEDD’s initiative to alleviate the city’s housing shortage through the development of new towns.