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Jakarta MRT underground construction work kicks off 16 April, 2014
Project manager PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta announced that work started on the underground section of Jakarta’s first metro line on 4 April.
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Rail package evokes 'tremendous' interest among international firms
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 A prequalification process, launched by Oman Rail with the aim of identifying competent bidders for its main construction package, has elicited interest from a record 102 civil engineering/construction firms from around the world, including a number of international heavyweights.
Work on 'miracle' metro project kicks off
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Work on the USD 22.5bn Riyadh Metro project began on 3 April, and Riyadh Governor Prince Khaled bin Bandar, who launched the ground-breaking work, said the project would be completed in 48 months.
Pros and cons of Ashgabat metro project pondered
Monday, April 07, 2014 Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, is looking at the prospect of having a subway system within the next few years.
Dagachhu hydropower project to be running by mid-July
Monday, April 07, 2014 With the completion of dam construction at the 126 MW (2x63 MW) Dagachhu hydroelectric project--located on the left bank of the Dagachhu river in Dagana Dzongkhag, in the south-western part of Bhutan--and the river diverted to its original course through the dam, major civil works of the project at its intake is complete.
American water authority wins USD 35M insurance judgement
Friday, April 04, 2014 Following a four year legal battle, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has won an insurance claim that covers the cost of early problems on its USD 817M third intake project at Lake Mead, in the US.
Peru awards mega metro project
Friday, April 04, 2014 A consortium led by Spanish construction company FCC and ACS has won a USD 5.66bn contract to design, finance, build, operate, maintain and transfer 35km of new subway line in Lima, Peru, the country's state investment agency announced late last week.
Europe's longest tunnelled road to be built in Bulgaria
Friday, April 04, 2014 The longest road tunnel project in Europe will be built along the new stretch of the Struma highway in Bulgaria. Located between Bulgaria's towns Blagoevgrad and Sandanski, the total length of the two tunnels will be almost 37km long.
Hyundai bags USD 91M hydropower contract
Friday, April 04, 2014 Hyundai Engineering Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, has won a USD 91.3M hydroelectric power plant contract in Indonesia, according to a story by Yonhap News Agency.
Jilin Province railway tunnel caves in
Friday, April 04, 2014 Twelve workers were trapped Wednesday morning (2 April) when a tunnel collapsed at a construction site for a key high-speed railway in Northeast China's Jilin province, the provincial government said on its official micro blog at Sina Weibo.
Panel set up to probe flooding of Salwa Road tunnels
Friday, April 04, 2014 Qatar's Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has set up a special committee to investigate the cause of the flooding in some tunnels on Salwa Road in Doha following heavy rains on 26 March.

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