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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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Automation

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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Solar Farm

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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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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ream city

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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Myanmar

Myanmar Economy through the Military Coup and Pandemic

YANGON , Myanmar : Foreign investments flooded Myanmar a decade ago in 2011 when the country underwent drastic political reforms and economic liberalization. Many businesses were eager to grab a slice of what was viewed to be a high-risk yet potentially highly lucrative growing economy due to a combination of the country’s rising consumer demand …

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