Living In Asia News: 29 December 2020

A round-up of the latest news articles related to transport and construction in Asia.

Welcome to the holiday edition of the weekly Living In Asia newsletter. I’m taking a publishing break over the new year holidays, but the news round-ups continue.

[Can Tho Bridge - Can Tho, Vietnam.]

Updated Posts

Cambodia

Expressway announced linking city centre to new Phnom Penh International Airport

Thailand

CRCC units win rail contract in Thailand
“Thailand has awarded a $US 415m contract for construction of a section of the 900km Bangkok – Nong Khai high-speed line to two subsidiaries of China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC).”

Other News

Cambodia

Siem Reap airport to be 67% done by end of 2021

Hong Kong

‘Box’ or gem? A scramble to save Asia’s modernist buildings

Indonesia

Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway progresses by 64%, completes drilling of fifth tunnel

Japan

Japan aims to eliminate gasoline vehicles by mid-2030s, boost green growth

Malaysia

Do urban megaprojects bring a sustainable, green future for Malaysia?

Malaysia to go it alone with HSR project, pay RM300m compensation to Singapore — source

This hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it’s not looking good for the KL-Singapore high-speed project. The deadline is at the end of the month, so more on this next week.

Pakistan

'This will make us poorer': Pakistani metro brings uncertainty for displaced residents

Singapore

35 public housing projects recognised for good design and construction quality at HDB awards

Thailand

Condo supply keeps declining

“New condo supply scheduled to launch in Greater Bangkok next year is expected to continue falling, with only 20,000 units projected, following a nadir in 2020.”

Vietnam

Vietravel Airlines to launch commercial flights in January

Saigon’s second metro line at risk of capital delays