Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.
Bidding for the high-speed railway project connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur kicked off on Wednesday, in what is shaping up to be an intense battle between Chinese and Japanese contractors.
Malaysian construction company Gabungan AQRS is close to winning a contract to construct Malaysia's East Coast Rail Link from Port Klang to the border with Thailand.
New projections show India's economy becoming third largest in the world, with other major ASEAN nations surging forward to propel Asian economic growth.
Malaysia's Ireka Corporation, a construction and real estate company signed a memorandum of understanding with China's CRRC Urban Traffic Co. to explore business opportunities including rail and infrastructure construction arising from China's 'One Belt One Road' initiative.
Southeast Asian governments need to collect more taxes to sustain the region's infrastructure expansion, reports the OECD.
Massive China-led projects in Malaysia may benefit Malaysia less than advertised.
Malaysia announced it will spend over $1.53 billion to build new roads and bridges in an infrastructure development push that will help sustain growth in the key construction sector.
The land acquisition process has started for the 350-kilometer-long high-speed rail linking Kuala Lumpur with Singapore, paving the way for the bidding process to begin by the end of the year. The infrastructure project is expected to attract international bidders for the first cross-border high-speed rail line in Southeast Asia.
Muhibbah Engineering, a Malaysian infrastructure and engineering company, won a $39.78 million contract to help develop Malaysia's East Coast Economic Region.
Malaysia's largest mobile telecom company by revenue, Axiata Group, is buying 13,000 telecommunications towers in Pakistan in a deal worth $940 million as it seeks to consolidate its footprint in the region.
WCT Holdings, a Malaysian construction and property development firm, has accepted a contract to construct and complete the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) and other associated works for $196.88 million.
Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings has received government approval to expand its container terminal facilities. The proposed expansion can potentially increase the total handling capacity from 12 million TEUs to 30 million TEUs.
Malaysia's state-run palm oil producer Felda Global Ventures Holdings said Monday it is keen on providing integrated logistics services with parties involved in the development of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
A selection of the top projects we’re watching this year.