SOUTH Korean-listed Dong Ah Construction Industrial Company is looking to capitalise on the huge potential of works related to construction, property and infrastructure projects in China. Mr Ryu Young-cheol, president of Dong Ah, said at a road show organised in Hongkong by Swiss Bank Corp yesterday that his group would pay more attention to overseas expansion in new markets such as China and Vietnam. ''We have not had any projects in China yet but from this year, we will go very positively [to explore opportunities in China],'' he said. Mr Ryu said Dong Ah would seek opportunities to participate in works for various developments including roads, highways, power plants, dams, airport and terminal facilities. He said Dong Ah was aiming to team up with Chinese partners for its pursuit of projects in China. He conceded that initial contacts had been made on the possibility of taking part in construction works for a proposed 2,400-kilometre superhighway linking Beijing and Hongkong. The superhighway project is being studied and discussed between Chinese steel firm Shougang Corporation and Korea's Pohang Iron and Steel Co (POSCO), the world's third largest steel maker. Mr Ryu said POSCO and Shougang had concluded a joint venture to set up a cold-rolled steel mill in northern China, and Dong Ah would participate in the construction work of the project. He said Dong Ah was planning to set up an office in Hongkong to enhance its capability to secure potential projects in Hongkong and China. The Korean firm was also interested in participating in the civil engineering works related to the new airport project in Hongkong, he said. With full diplomatic ties restored between Beijing and Seoul last week, Korean investment in China is on the rise.