The Infrastructure Development Plan of Thailand from 2015-2022 is on the upscale for a budget of US$75 billion. On top of which, there would be planned increase in government investment to several neighbouring developing countries said Prof Dai Xianming, President of Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI). This world is now… Read more »

Hamburg has been one of Europe’s busiest cities for a very long time. Its history goes back to at least the second century AD and since the 12th century it has been a major trading market. For hundreds of years the free port was one of Europe’s commercial gateways and… Read more »

One of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks is the Golden Gate Bridge, but when the city’s residents talk about “crossing the bridge” that’s not the one they mean. Instead they’re referring to the Bay Bridge, or to give it its full name the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Spanning San Francisco… Read more »

JAKARTA, INDONESIA-During the next few decades, increases in private and government investment will make Indonesia one of the largest construction markets in the world. In ASEAN, Indonesia is the largest construction services market, worth $ 267 billion. In context of the Asia region, Indonesia is ranked fourth below China ($… Read more »

US Government Invests $1.9 Billion in New York Storm Protection

The US Federal Government is expected to give more than US$1.9 billion to New York State. The money will be used to fund a project to prepare the state’s infrastructure to better resist severe storms. The money is being provide by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and totals US$1.915 billion…. Read more »

Global project management industry looks to Saudi Arabia for growth

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 16 September 2014 – Leading project management firms are focussing growing attention on the opportunities emerging in the megaprojects market of Saudi Arabia, industry experts say. According to MEED data, a total of more than 80 megaprojects each worth at least $1bn, are under way or planned… Read more »

Saudi Arabia’s long-term projects market robust, with $55bn forecast to be awarded in 2014

MEED’s Saudi Mega Transport & Infrastructure Projects conference to detail challenges and opportunities in kingdom’s transportation and infrastructure sectors Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 09 September 2014 – Saudi Arabia is set to remain the Middle East’s largest projects market for the foreseeable future as the kingdom focuses on job creation and… Read more »

£50 Million Airport Rail Project Planned for Iceland

Iceland is to benefit from a planned high-speed rail link connecting Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik Central. The project is planned to cost around £50 million and it has been said it may create opportunities for British construction firms. The rail link will span the 29 miles (45 kilometres) between… Read more »

Kuril Flyover Project – Reducing Dhaka’s Traffic Jam

As a city of more than 15 million dwellers, Dhaka has subsequently experiences a lot of traffic jams on the roads. Unplanned urbanization and killing off once abundant water bodies left Dhaka’s transportation system in tatters. Inception of modern subway metro system is one the best possible solutions. However constructing… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Reviving Frozen Real Estate Projects in the Middle East

Ayman Okasha, a keynote speaker at the marcus evans Infrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit 2014, gives advice on achieving excellence when reviving frozen projects.   Interview with: Ayman Okasha, GM Rental & Mirdiff, Union Properties As infrastructure and property developers in the Middle East start reviving projects that were… Read more »