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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.
  • In the Philippines, infrastructure program could grant businesses 'manna from heaven'

    PHILIPPINES, 2017/09/16 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears committed to improving the country's infrastructure as part of economic reform plans, and that could bring about huge opportunities for businesses, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, told us. "They really feel very keenly about making a major contribution in that sector and they're allocating budgets accordingly to be able to push that," Zobel de Ayala said of the Duterte government.
  • In the Philippines, infrastructure program could grant businesses 'manna from heaven'

    PHILIPPINES, 2017/09/16 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears committed to improving the country's infrastructure as part of economic reform plans, and that could bring about huge opportunities for businesses, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, told us. "They really feel very keenly about making a major contribution in that sector and they're allocating budgets accordingly to be able to push that," Zobel de Ayala said of the Duterte government.
  • 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.
  • Indonesia Infrastructure, connectivity number one priority

    INDONESIA, 2017/05/28 Government enacts large-scale infrastructure development to boost long-term economic increase and improve national competitiveness As Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving prime minister and the initial woman to have been elected to that office once famously said, “You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure”. This wry observation rings particularly authentic at the same time as applied to Indonesia today. Since the establishment of the Republic in 1949, the Indonesian economy and social development that has been held back by a pronounced lack in the quality and quantity of its infrastructure. Certainly this is due to the lack of investment during the colonial period and the vast damage inflicted onto the country by World War Two and the subsequent struggle for independence.
  • Ernesto M. Pernia Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

    PHILIPPINES, 2017/05/28 In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Ernesto M. Pernia (PhD), Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning at the Philippines’ National Economic and Development Authority, speaks about efforts to bring about development and better social inclusion and the ‘0-10 point’ socioeconomic schedule. On May 9th of 2016, president Rodrigo Duterte was elected with additional than 39% of the vote giving him a 15-point victory over the second best performing candidate. While a lot of western media were caught offside by the landslide victory, the people of the Philippines truly believe in the message of social inclusiveness, economic decentralization and social order; as shown by his 91% approval rating in a little while next the election. What is your take on the election results and what are the major drivers behind it?
  • SOEs increase capacity to accelerate infrastructure development

    INDONESIA, 2017/04/19 SOEs such as PT PP will be critical to realizing Indonesia’s infrastructure ambitions. The company has ambitions beyond this, with plans to become ASEAN’s major integrated construction company by 2018 Spearheading Indonesia’s infrastructure boom are efforts by the country’s national-owned enterprises (SOEs). Following dramatic increases in national budget allocation, the construction phases of a number of key projects were implemented by these organizations over the last schedule year, such as the Trans-Sumatra toll road, which is under construction.
  • 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.