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Australia flooding halts construction work
Wide-spread flooding in Queensland affects a number of Leighton’s construction and contract mining operations.
Chun Wo joint venture wins US$ 514 million Hong Kong bypass contract
Joint venture collaboration between Chun Wo, China Railway and China Major Bridge Engineering wins tunnel bypass contract.
Plans for US$ 160 million Rabat Grand Theatre unveiled
The theatre’s innovative design will make it a landmark feature in one of the largest developments in Morocco – the Bouregreg Valley project in Rabat
Polish infrastructure
A Skanska Poland and NDI joint venture is currently working on the largest road project in Europe which, once complete, will link Gdansk in the north of Poland with Gorzyczki in the south.
Pole position. Steve Skinner looks at the resilience of the Polish market.
A decline in construction activity across much of Central and Eastern Europe highlights the resilience of the Polish market. Steve Skinner reports on the region and what’s driving growth in Poland.
OMA and Urbanus win Shenzhen Creative Center competition
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), in collaboration with Shenzhen-based architects Urbanus, has been awarded first prize in the design competition for a major new cultural centre, transport hub, and public landmark in Shenzhen, southern China.
US$ 2.13 billion loan for Kazakhstan highway upgrade
World Bank to lend Kazakhstan US$ 2.13 billion to upgrade a 1062 km road across the country from China to Russia.
Bucharest-Danube Canal to re-start
The Romanian government has announced plans to re-start construction of the Bucharest-Danube Canal in 2010 with completion expected in 2014, according to Sofia News Agency.
Regional report: Latin America's infrastructure investment surge
With institutional lenders, governments and the private sector all investing in infrastructure, the future of Latin America's construction industry looks secure. Richard High reports.
Regional Report: Asia-Pacific
Despite some impact from the economic problems in the US, construction growth in the emerging Asian economies remains strong. However, labour shortages and soaring materials costs are a growing threat. Chris Sleight reports.
Cambodia's roads need US$ 2.5 billion
Cambodia's road network requires at US$ 2.5 billion to implement the Government's 2006-2010 National Road Construction Masterplan, according to Sun Chan Thol, Minister of Public Works and Transportation, reports Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
OHL wins Mexican tollroad concession
An investment of US$ 189 million will be required to fund the construction and operation of a new tollroad in Mexico, according to local media reports.
Heading south: Poland's A1 Autostrada
Poland's A1 Autostrada is part of the priority E75 North-South Trans European Network (TENs) corridor linking Vardø in Norway to Sitia on the Greek island of Crete via Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia. Richard High reports.
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