News: 31 August 2022

Latest Post: Koh Samui Bridge. News: The Sulawesi Railway, Cebu Monorail, High Court rejects bid by Penang state gov to reinstate Penang South Islands project, and more.

Hello from Ho Chi Minh City! Here is this week’s roundup of news related to construction, transport, and infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

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“U.S., Europe, India join battle to build regional supply chains from Thailand to Vietnam.”

“It is harder than you think to move supply chains from one country to another. That’s why there’s still no real alternative to Beijing’s might.”

🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

"President Joko Widodo or Jokowi will inaugurate the first segment of the Makassar-Parepare Train project at the end of October. The train, a national strategic project, will connect Barru Station with Marros Station with a 71-kilometer railway."

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

“The High Court here has rejected a bid by the Penang state government to reinstate its Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.”

[Updated: Penang South Islands]

🇵🇭 Philippines

[Updated: Cebu Monorail]

🇸🇬 Singapore

• Statement from the Singapore Ministry of Transport regarding the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail: "Singapore is willing to discuss any new proposal for a Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed rail from Malaysia in good faith, starting from a clean slate. We await details of a new proposal from Malaysia."

“In 2018, Singapore was the world's biggest importer of sand by value. Each year, the country consumes over 5 tons of sand per resident.”

🇹🇭 Thailand

“'Extension costs have risen,' claims SRT.”

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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