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Samsung C&T wins first contract for Singapore’s NSC project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded the first civil contract to design and construct a stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC) to Samsung C&T Corporation, at a contract sum of S$809 million.

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‘Growth on track’ for Laos in 2017 and 2018: ADB

Laos’ growth is on track to reach 6.9 percent in 2017 as foreseen in April this year, despite a slightly sluggish growth by 6.8 percent in the first half of the year, according to the ADB. Firm economic growth is expected for 2017 and 2018, the Bank forecasts.

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Faithful+Gould appoints new director for Southeast Asia

Faithful+Gould, a global integrated project and programme management consultancy, has appointed René Hillig as director for Southeast Asia to advance the company’s business and key account management strategy across the region.

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Work starts on Singapore DTSS Phase 2 project

The construction of Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 in Singapore has started. The national water agency PUB held the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday (20 November) at the site of the project’s first tunnelling shaft at Penjuru Rd.

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CapitaLand to build new residential development in Vietnam

CapitaLand has acquired a new 1.45-ha site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which will be developed into an 870-unit residential development with a retail component at a total value of US$177 million.

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Malaysia’s MRT Corp taps the power of Microsoft Azure

Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation is believed to be one of the first in Asia that has leveraged cloud-based collaboration on a common data environment, for its 51-km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) system’s Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya (SSP) line.

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Aurecon appoints John McGuire as new global MD

Embracing the benefits that digitisation and automation can bring, Aurecon has appointed John McGuire as global managing director to lead its built environment team worldwide. Also, global director of excellence and expertise Dr Kourosh Kayvani will now have full responsibility for innovation across the company.

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Asian market helps boost sales for Volvo CE

Market share gains and strong recoveries in Asia and Russia help to boost sales for Volvo Construction Equipment in the third quarter of 2017. This saw sales up 34 percent, order intake up 45 percent and delivers up 48 percent in the period.

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Euro Auctions to hold first ‘timed auction’ on 7 December

Euro Auctions will organise its first ever ‘timed auction’ - via its new Hong Kong operation - on Thursday 7 December 2017. Here, items will be sold online without the need for an auctioneer.

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LTA awards final construction contract for Singapore CCL 6

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded the final civil contract for Circle Line 6 for the construction of Cantonment Station to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch), at a contract sum of S$205 million.