Urban growth sparks calls for better planning

Vietnam News reports

“Rapid urbanisation is changing the face of Viet Nam, but at the same time creating problems that need to be solved, according to the head of the Institute of Urban Research and Infrastructure Development, Pham Sy Liem.”

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28b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction

“China’s central government will add 100 billion yuan ($14.51 billion) to key projects in the fourth quarter of this year, of which 28 billion yuan are allocated for railways, roads and airport infrastructure, said www.CRI.cn Wednesday”

[SOURCE: China Daily – 8b yuan more for transport infrastructure construction].

Singapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract – Reuters

 Reuters reports

“Singapore construction firm Koh Brothers said on Tuesday it won a S$582 million ($380.1 million) contract to build an underground metro station.”

SOURCE: ReutersSingapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract

China Pavillion ready for its red paint

Workers finish construction yesterday on the concrete support structure for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo’s China Pavilion.

IMAGE CREDIT & SOURCE: Shanghai Daily

Defying the downturn, city builds even higher – Shanghai Daily

Three months after opening the world’s second-tallest skyscraper, Shanghai is about to start construction of an even taller building – in the face of an economic slowdown and falling property prices.

Construction on the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, expected to cost 14.8 billion yuan (US$2.17 billion), will begin in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district tomorrow, developers said yesterday.

[SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Defying the downturn, city builds even higher]

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