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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    China signs its biggest overseas contract with US$12b Nigeria railway deal

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 03:37pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria. The announcement of the contract win for China Railway Construction Corp ... investment in build-transfer or build-operate-transfer projects may reduce the state-owned company's operating cash flow. "It would normally take three to four years to complete a railway ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Higher wages not big factor in Zhuhai bridge cost overrun, union says

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Amy Nip, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Transport and Housing Bureau said on Thursday it would seek approval from the Legislative Council for the extra funding needed to build an artificial island for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. It said it would need at least HK$5 billion on top of the original budget of HK$30.4 billion. The island works include reclamation and building border-crossing facilities and roads. Secretary ...

  3. News - World - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Mexico derails Chinese bullet train deal days after contract agreed

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 02:32pm by CHIM SAU-WAI, LAURA ZHOU

    ... of the tender, leaving the Chinese-led consortium as the only bidder to build and equip the 210km high-speed line linking the capital, Mexico City, and Queretaro. A Siemens executive told Reuters ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Government confirms HK$5b cost blowout for Zhuhai bridge

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 06:30am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Olga Wong, TIMMY SUNG

    ... and building border-crossing facilities and roads. Panel deputy chairman Bill Tang Ka-piu shared Tien's concern but said the 16 per cent rise appeared consistent with wage increases ...

  5. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    India seeks more Hong Kong and China investment amid building push

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with 47 per cent to come from private investments while the rest will be financed by Indian state money, said Singh yesterday at a seminar on building trade and investment linkages with India. ...

  6. Business - Commodities - INFRASTRUCTURE

    State firms take over Sino-Russian iron project

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:29am by Eric Ng

    ... will be decided by the acquirers, IRC estimates it will take 24 months to build the bridge and cost at least US$250 million, with the earliest commissioning date sometime in early 2017. ...

  7. News - Asia - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Death toll in India building collapse rises as hopes dim for more survivors

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 06:59pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Panaji Rescuers found two more bodies overnight under a massive pile of broken concrete left when a residential building collapsed in southern India at the weekend, raising ... in the building’s construction, for allegedly endangering human life, causing death and negligence. The building, which was under construction, collapsed while more than 40 poorly paid daily-wage labourers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong's lifts fail to make grade in list of world's fastest

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... fastest lifts. Top of the rankings, compiled by buildings database Emporis, is Taipei's 101 Tower, which travels at an impressive 16.8 metres per second, or 60km/h. Hong Kong's tallest building, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon, has some of the quickest lifts in the city, reaching top speeds of 9 metres per second, or 32.4km/h. But the title of fastest lift ...

  9. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    State-backed Chinese firm Gezhouba to help build dams in Argentina

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Gezhouba to build dams in Argentina State-controlled dam builder China Gezhouba Group will join forces with Argentine firms to build dams in Argentina worth US$4 billion, the Shanghai-listed firm said yesterday. Gezhouba and two Argentine firms, Electroingenieria and Hidrocuyo, will build two dams in the southern province of Santa Cruz. ...

  10. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel from Dalian to Yantai

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:11pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel The government is planning to spend 260 billion yuan (HK$326 billion) to build the world's longest undersea tunnel across the Bohai Strait. The proposed 123-kilometre railway project would carry passengers and vehicles between the port cities of Dalian in Liaoning's and Yantai in Shandong, ...




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