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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 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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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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Qatar Petroleum awards EPC contract (LNG storage project) to Samsung C&T

QATAR: Qatar Petroleum awards EPC contract (LNG storage project) to Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction (E&C) Group. The project is worth approximately USD 1.6 Billion. The Engineering , Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded by Qatar Petroleum, a state-owned oil company. Samsung C&T will be responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) along with …

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Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan’s impact on the Construction Industry

UAE, DUBAI : On 13 March 2021, the Prime Minister of the UAE unveiled the ambitious Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. The plan emphasises sustainable urban development for Dubai’s growing population. Dubai’s population is expected to grow from 3.3 million to 5.8 million for the period from 2020 to 2040. According to the Prime Minister, …

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Penta Ocean acquires shares in Koh Brothers Eco Engineering

SINGAPORE : Leading Japanese construction firm Penta Ocean (“PO”) has made a substantial investment in local construction firm Koh Brothers Eco Engineering (“KBE”). PO is on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has marine and land civil engineering experience. The company was involved in various notable local projects such as the construction of ION Orchard and …

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