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Lowari tunnel widening nearly halfway complete
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Work on the Lowari Tunnel Project on Nowshera-Dir-Chitral Road (N-45) is ongoing and so far over 45 per cent of work on tunnel widening has been completed, while over 40 per cent of total civil works required have been completed.
Jeddah transforming into a 'city of bridges and tunnels'
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Jeddah will soon become a city connected by bridges and tunnels, Mohammed Al-Buqami, Jeddah Municipality spokesman, said on 27 May 2014.
Underground passage mulled for Phom Penh
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The Overseas Cambodia Investment Corp. (OCIC) and Phnom Penh municipality are cooperating to undertake a study on new major projects for the city – two flyovers and a subway, each of which it is hoped would ease the city’s ever worsening traffic congestion.
Undersea tunnel study results still unannounced
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 It is not clear if the Penang tunnel project has received the green light to proceed as there is still no word on the feasibility study which was supposed to have been completed in April 2014.
Contractors for Oman National Rail Project to be identified soon
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Sources in contracting firms, which are bidding for pre-qualification of design and build contract for civil infrastructure/railway track and the railway systems contract for the prestigious 2,244km-long Oman National Rail Project, said that the authorities would name pre-qualified companies by mid-July 2014.
Tender for Dhaka metro rail project in December 2015
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Bangladesh's Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said that tenders would be floated for the Dhaka metro rail project in December 2015.
Bangladesh signs MoU with China for underwater tunnel
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Bangladesh has signed a memoriam of understanding (MoU) with China for building an underwater tunnel on the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong.
Underground mining mulled for Ghuzayn copper deposits
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Mawarid Mining LLC, the mining and exploration arm of the MB Group of Companies, is actively planning the development of a modern, technologically advanced underground mine targeting copper deposits within its concessions in North Oman.
Tunnel for Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line built in Turkey
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line is advancing in accordance with the new schedule, according to a 27 May news story by Baku-based Azerbaijan Business Center.
Duty exemption for Pakistani hydropower project TBMs yet to be realised
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The exemption of duty for TBMs and other important equipment – for the ongoing 969MW Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project (NJHPP), located in Azad Kashmir, 22km south of Muzaffarabad – is yet to be realised despite the directives of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
Malysian MRT tunnelling in critical areas to continue until July
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Tunnelling works by MRT Corporation in Jalan Bukit Bintang are nearing completion. MRT CEO Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid said the final 10 per cent of drilling through the most critical areas would continue until the end of July this year.
Construction of Jakarta MRT stations begins
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 City-owned project operator PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta is planning to build underground stations in Senayan, Istora, Bendungan Hilir and Setiabudi areas.
Vietnam seeks investors for HCM City Line Five
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Ho Chi Minh City is looking for investors for phase two of its Metro Line Five (Bay Hien crossroad – Can Giuoc bus station), with a total capital requirement of up to USD 1.8bn.
Four more TBMs arrive for Doha Metro project
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has received four more TBMs for phase one of the Doha Metro project.
MRT project likely to be delayed
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Jakarta's MRT project is facing possible delay following the yet to be completed land acquisition in several areas, among them a police housing complex which requires a presidential permit.
Daelim Industrial wins Thomson Line contract
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Daelim Industrial Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, said on 2 June that it has landed a USD 239.2M deal to build part of the Thomson MRT Line, the sixth mass rapid transit line stretching north to south, in Singapore.
Wuxi metro begins trial operation
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The first metro line in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China started trial operation on 26 May, ahead of an official opening in late June.
Black & Veatch and AECOM win DTSS contract
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 A joint venture between Black & Veatch and AECOM has been selected by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to provide engineering services for Phase 2 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS), it was announced June 3.
Wuhan inaugurates Line One extension
Monday, June 09, 2014 The Chinese city of Wuhan inaugurated the latest addition to its metro network on 28 May, when commercial services began running on the 5.7km northern extension of Line One from Dijiao to Hankou North.
Pahang-Selangor water transfer project nearing completion
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 The Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Project is expected to be fully completed on 20 December, said Malaysia’s energy and water minister, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

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