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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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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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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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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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Construction of the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub to begin in Q2 2021

On 4 February 2021, the Land Transport Authority (“LTA”) of Singapore announced that construction of the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub is expected to start in Q2 2021. The completion date is estimated to be around 2027. The Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub will have offices, public facilities and retail shops. The development is anticipated …

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