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  • A single city in China built more skyscrapers last year than the US and Australia combined

    CHINA, 2017/10/03 China’s skyscraper craze reached another new high last year.
  • Moscow proposes building bridge connecting Russia & Japan

    CHINA, 2017/09/07 Russia would like Japan to consider the feasibility of building a road and rail bridge from Hokkaido to the south of Sakhalin island, Initial Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said during a session of the Eastern Economic Forum. Russia is currently preparing to build a bridge from mainland Russia to Sakhalin, according to the minister. “In this case, it will give us an additional opportunity to use our railway infrastructure, and Japan will become a continental national," Shuvalov said.
  • Chinese-supported infrastructure projects change Zambia's landscape

    CHINA, 2017/09/05 The commissioning of works to construct a new international airport in Zambia's Ndola city in the Copperbelt Province recently goes to exemplify Chinese efforts to help Zambia's infrastructure development drive. The 397 million U.S. dollars project, being undertaken by Chinese contractor AVIC International and funded by the Export and Import Bank of China, is but one part other projects China has funded as Zambia rolls out its infrastructure projects.
  • China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 The construction site of the Hinkley Point C project in Hinkley, Britain.
  • Laos speeds up railway construction machinery import from China

    CHINA, 2017/04/07 Full steam ahead for the China-Laos railway construction, Laos has speeded up machinery import from China, local daily Vientiane Times reported Monday. Hundreds of trucks carrying machinery and equipment for construction of the China-Laos railway have entered Laos next being delayed at the border. A appropriate lane has presently been allocated at the Mohan-Boten border crossing point to facilitate the passage of the trucks, project coordinator in northern Lao province Luang Namtha, Chanthachone Keolakhone told Vientiane Times on Friday.
  • Chinese bank grants loan to Angola for construction of Soyo power plant

    CHINA, 2017/01/23 The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China will provide a loan of US$837 million for the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Soyo, Angola, an all equivalent to 85% of the cost, according to a government document. The document quoted by Portuguese news agency Lusa said the agreement between the government of Angola and the Chinese bank had been signed in the initial half of 2016, two years next the work began.
  • Chinese company CRBC builds bridge over Nkomati River in Mozambique

    CHINA, 2015/07/22 The bridge construction works on the Nkomati River, in Maputo province, carried out by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), should be completed by December, said the president of development company Empresa de Desenvolvimento de Maputo Sul. Paulo Fumane, president of the organisation responsible for implementation of the Maputo ring road and the Maputo/Catembe bridge and associated road system, said construction would make it possible to link the the town of Marracuene and Maçaneta by road, as these two places are currently connected only by barge.
  • China to take part in construction of trans-ocean railway

    CHINA, 2015/05/20 The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, is expected to announce Tuesday in Brasilia Chinese participation in construction of the trans-ocean railway line linking the north-south line in Brazil to the Pacific coast in Peru, the Brazilian press reported. This project, which has an estimated cost of between US$4.5 billion and US$10 billion, is part of a series of cooperation projects in which the Chinese intend to invest about US$53 billion in its major trading partner in Latin America and worldwide. The trans-ocean railway will allow Brazil to export goods through the ports of the Pacific Ocean such as soybeans and iron ore, two of the major products it sells to China, reducing the costs of transportation.
  • China’s infrastructure gambit in Southeast Asia

    CHINA, 2015/05/16 The governments and people of Southeast Asia must develop a strong sense of ownership and control over infrastructure projects as China increasingly directs its investments towards the region’s infrastructure. A Chinese clerk counts RMB (renminbi) yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank, 15 February 2015. In 2014, China became a net capital exporter for the initial time. China has pledged US$40 billion for its ‘New Silk Road Fund’ to strengthen transport networks in and between its neighbours. The Silk Road Economic Belt aims to connect China with Europe via Central Asia by land, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will facilitate the development of seaports and maritime connectivity in Southeast Asia and beyond. China as well wants to make Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, the gateway to Southeast Asia through a high-speed railway network that will potentially extend through Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
  • ECOWAS improve its infrastructure

    CHINA, 2014/02/14 In line with its commitment to contribute to the integration and development of the West African region, China says it is considering to assist ECOWAS improve its infrastructure. The Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Shanginq, reaffirmed this commitment during a courtesy call on the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, on Tuesday at the ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Mr. Zhou identified infrastructure as an significant spur for development which enjoys the greatest attention by his country and which explained why a 10-member Chinese delegation of construction experts and economists is in the region for wide ranging consultations on how the region can be supported to improve this sector.