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News: 28 September 2022
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I was in the third-largest city in Vietnam this week, and I have compiled a list of the biggest construction projects in the city.
Dispatches from Southeast Asia: Haiphong, Vietnam
• High hopes for Haiphong [Subscribers Only]
My trip report and construction update from this underrated historic port city.
“Indonesia, Philippines are bright spots but India, Pakistan faltering, says ADB.”
“The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced the second expressway construction project, linking Phnom Penh Capital to Bavet city, Svay Rieng province, which shares a border with Vietnam.”
[Updated: Nusantara – New Capital City of Indonesia]
It hasn’t begun construction yet, but if it is built it will be the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.
“The Philippine National Railways (PNR), which is probably among the most inefficient rail transport systems in the world, has become even worse in the hands of incompetent leadership.”
“The expansion projects of three international airports -- Don Mueang airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan and U-tapao airport in Rayong -- and a number of regional airports will be carried out by the Airports of Thailand (AoT) and the Department of Airports.”