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News and Insights on the Asia-Pacific Construction and Heavy Equipment Industry

Construction Robot : The Next Generation Construction Worker?

Swiss robotics engineering group ABB is looking to tap into the shortage of skilled labor plaguing the construction industry with construction robots. A survey sponsored by ABB of 1,900 large and small construction businesses in Europe, the US and China found that 91% of construction businesses will face a critical skills shortage over the course …

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Construction Site

Construction Sector seeks safe entry of foreign workers and additional relief

The Construction Industry Joint Committee (CIJC) issued a media release on 17 May 2021 regarding the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures and shortage of foreign workers. The construction industry has been plagued by a severe manpower crunch since the start of the pandemic last year, the problem has been exacerbated with the recent entry restrictions …

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Singapore Construction Sector : The Future of its workforce

SINGAPORE : On May 11 during a debate over amendments to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, Minister for National Development Desmond Lee and Non-Constituent MP Leong Mun Wai had an exchange on the issue of transforming Singapore’s construction sector, particularly on the topic of foreign manpower. Entry Ban for pass holders from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, …

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Cambodia Solar Power Plant (200MW) to be developed by Hong Lai Huat and CMEC

Hong Lai Huat Group’s subsidiary entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for potentially the largest solar farm project in Aoral Eco-City in Cambodia. CAMBODIA : On 26 April 2021, Singapore real estate developer Hong Lai Huat Group Ltd announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, HLH Agriculture (Cambodia) …

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Malaysia ECRL

Malaysia Rail Project : The latest updates on the Malaysia ECRL

MALAYSIA : The Malaysia ECRL (East Coast Rail Link) is facing yet another change of plans and this time it will be reverting to its original alignment that was initially approved by the Barisan Nasional government in 2017. The current change involves a section of the line running between Port Klang in Selangor and Temerloh …

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enertainer

Leading construction firms are replacing diesel generators with the Enertainer, world’s first energy storage system for construction sites to reduce carbon, noise and air pollution emission.

The Enertainer (click to view full technical specifications) is the world’s first energy storage system designed specifically for heavy duty use at construction sites. The Enertainer was first introduced in Hong Kong in Oct 2019. Since then, Ampd Energy has sold over 40 Enertainers to over 40 project sites. This product has received strong and …

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Expressway

North South Corridor : Singapore Government acquires building to facilitate construction

Singapore: On 16 April 2021 in a joint media release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) , Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Building and Construction Authority (BCA), it was announced that the Singapore Government has decided to acquire and demolish 68-74 Thomson Road, a 4-storey building, before excavation works near the North South Corridor tunnel …

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Cambodia Construction Sector attracts Malaysian construction companies

Cambodia : Over the last ten years, Cambodia’s real estate and construction sector has seen remarkable growth. This is due to nationwide economic development, an influx of foreign investment and a growing middle-class population seeking homes in key central locations. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Latest’s Macroeconomic Report, the Cambodia construction and …

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Ream City masterplan by Surbana Jurong has been approved

CAMBODIA : Ream City masterplan developed by the Surbana Jurong Group (that was appointed to undertake the masterplanning, urban design and coastal engineering works for Ream City) has been approved by Canopy Sands Development. Canopy Sands Development is a company of the Prince Holding Group, one of Cambodia’s largest conglomerates. Surbana Jurong Group on the …

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