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Govt. of India approves 16 road projects in Nepal 24 February 2017

The government of India has approved 16 road projects, including a bridge over the Mahakali river in the far-western region, in Nepal.

The new projects under India’s financial assistance will be carried out under Indian government’s third Line of Credit.

The projects were agreed upon on Wednesday during the Fifth Bilateral Line of Credit Review Meeting between the governments of India and Nepal in Kathmandu.

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement, the road projects will be developed by consolidating 11 road packages and 1 bridge project as it is desirable to keep smaller number of packages to attract quality contractors.

NMDC wins USD 316m India port contract 30 January 2017

Abu Dhabi's National Marine Dredging Company said it has been awarded a USD 316-million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a hitech floating LNG (liquefied natural gas) port at Jafrabad in the Indian state of Gujarat.

India’s emerging energy entity, Swan LNG Private Limited (SLPL) is developing the country's first all-weather floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)-based LNG import terminal in Gujarat at an estimated cost of USD 800 million.

On completion, it will have an initial capacity of 5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA), expandable up to 20 MMTPA.

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, Abu Dha...

Algeria to start building new 6.5 m TEU container port 06 December 2016

According to Transport Minister Boudjemaa Talai, Algeria is to start construction of a new container port in the first quarter of next year, and plans to develop an international airport dedicated to handling air freight in Tamanrasset in the country's south, with the goal of turning it into a hub for sub-Saharan Africa.

The airport, which already handles civil and military air traffic, is equipped with two runways ranging from 3,100 to 3,600 metres in length.

The minister provided few details about the project but said a study paper would be published in January 2017.

As for the new sea port, the plan calls for the creation of a new container port ...

BRICS bank grants USD 350 million loan for road project 23 November 2016

The BRICS-created New Development Bank (NDB) today approved USD 350 million loan for India for Madhya Pradesh Major District Roads Project besides a USD 290 million loan for a offshore wind project in China.

The NDB announced that its Board of Directors (BoD) has approved two loans for projects in China and India - Putian Pinghai Bay Offshore Wind Power Project (RMB 2 billion) and Madhya Pradesh Major District Roads Project (USD 350 million).

The appraised projects were presented at the seventh BoD Meeting held in Shanghai, a press release from the bank said.

K V Kamath, the President of the Bank said that "The two projects approved today, together...

PNC Infratech bags INR 233 crore road project in UP 26 July 2016

PNC Infratech said it has bagged a project worth INR 232.91 crore for four-laning of road in Uttar Pradesh.

The company said in a filing to BSE, "PNC Infratech Limited has been awarded a project involving four laning of Etah to Kasganj road in Uttar Pradesh for a contract value of INR 232.91 crore.”

The company received the Letter of Award from Public Works Department (PWD), Uttar Pradesh, it said.

This is the third EPC contract won by the company in the current financial year. Previously the company won a state road project and a airport runway project in the current year, aggregating to INR 260 crore.

The company's order book...

ADB approves USD 100m loan for a Pakistani highway project 11 June 2016

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD 100 million loan, on Friday, with regard to a highway project in Pakistan.

The project will mark ADB's first co-financing with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

According to a press release, issued on Friday, AIIB will provide a USD 100 million loan subject to its board approval, later this month.

The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has also committed a USD 34 million grant for the project.

ADB President, Takehiko Nakao said, "this is a historic milestone for ADB and AIIB as we jointly aim to meet the pressing infrastructure needs in A...

DB Schenker building its second largest logistics centre in China 27 May 2016

DB Schenker and Jinbei Automotive have officially started their logistics joint venture Schenker Logistics Jinbei (SJL).

The warehouse in Shenyang Tiexi district will comprise two state-of-the-art warehouses with a total area of over 42,000 square meters.

The go-live of the facility is scheduled for November 2016, said an official release.

"The groundbreaking ceremony is a major step forward, magnifying our footprint in the world’s largest automotive market", said Jochen Thewes, Global CEO, Schenker AG, at the ceremony in Shenyang. SJL was formed in February 2015 to offer best-in-class logistics services in the city of Shenyang, north-ea...

DHL opens 90,000 square metre super automated warehouse in Singapore 23 April 2016

DHL Supply Chain has opened an Advanced Regional Centre (ARC) in Singapore featuring automation systems with advanced robotics, the company announced.

The 90,000-square meter facility, which increases the logistics firm's warehousing footprint on the island by 40%, uses 130 robotic shuttles to pick and store products from 72,000 locations spread across 26 levels.

DHL believes this will improve picking efficiency 20% and utilize 40 per cent less space than conventional warehousing operations.

The company said that the facility would act as a model for the future of warehousing in land-scarce countries and dense cities where land availability is limit...

L&T gets orders worth INR 2,035 cr 01 July 2015

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has received orders worth INR 2,035 crore across various business verticals.

Its building and factory business segment secured new orders for construction of office spaces, including add-ons.

The transportation infrastructure business won a major EPC order for construction of the 109.54 kilometer (km) four-lane dual carriageway of the Solapur (Maharashtra) to Bijapur (Karnataka) road.

L&T said that under this project, the company has to construct 46.23 kilometer (km) of service road, six flyovers, two railway overbridges, three major bridges, 49 minor bridges and 27 underpasses.

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Thailand to start USD 12.2-billion railway project in September 16 January 2015

Thailand will begin building a 400-billion-baht (USD 12.22-billion) rail project jointly with China in September, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, one of several big ticket schemes the government hopes will stimulate the flagging economy.

Thailand and China agreed in December to build the rail line from the Thai border with Laos to the ports and industrial zones in Thailand's east. China has ambitious plans for rail links from Kunming through Laos to Thailand, and Thailand wants to modernise its ageing rail network.

The project could be a boon for Thai trade and tourism and strengthen China's strategic foothold in a country that has seen its tradi...

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