Construction

Construction policy and regulation

Fifteen years' jail for construction deaths under new law

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a new law that will see unlicensed construction company officials punished with a maximum of 15 years in prison if a worker is to die due to negligence. The Law on Construction, passed by the National Assembly and the ...

Long Kimmarita

ASEAN’s megacities in danger

As megacities emerge across the globe, the ones in Asia remain among the fastest growing and cheapest places to build. These cities will continue to grow in size and affluence, due to ever-increasing urban populations. The United Nations (UN) describe megacities as urban areas with ...

Liyana Hasnan

Nearly 500 Families to be Displaced This Month for Laos’ Fifth Mekong River Dam

A new Mekong river dam in Laos’ Luang Prabang province will displace up to 465 families this month, the latest in the continuing trend of hydropower projects forcing villagers to relocate all over the country. Residents of 10 villages in Luang Prabang’s Chomphet district must be ...

Eugene Whong

In Asia's space-starved cities, urban planners bring 'dead' land to life

Urban planners and authorities in fast expanding Asian cities are increasingly turning to unused land underneath bridges, flyovers and viaducts to create much-needed public spaces. With rapid urbanization, a construction boom in South and Southeast Asian cities is resulting in more offices, houses and apartments, ...

PanaHome to kick off Indonesian housing business

PanaHome will launch an Indonesian residential business on the outskirts of Jakarta, the Japanese developer said Tuesday, seeking to take advantage of growing housing demand in the Southeast Asian nation. PanaHome will build and sell detached houses in Deltamas, a city being developed by Japanese ...

Lotte gets approval for $884m Smart City

Korean conglomerate Lotte Group got the go-ahead from the HCM City People’s Committee on Wednesday to develop the Thủ Thiêm Eco Smart City in District 2. The 74,420sq.m project in the core of the Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area will cost VNĐ20.1 trillion (US$884 million) ...

Plans ignored, urban areas hurt

Failure to follow planning in many urban areas has negative consequences for urban development,  Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng said at a recent conference of the construction sector. As regulated, an Urban Development and Management Board will be set up to help local authorities ...

NPT low-cost housing project to open in May

The Ministry of Construction is going to open the Shwe Nant Thar low-cost housing project, which will give priority to government employees, in Nay Pyi Taw in coming May, according to Permanent Secretary of that ministry U Kyaw Lin at the press conference for one-year ...

Residents seek to legitimise homes on farm land

The southern metropolis’ breakneck urbanisation has turned much its surrounding agricultural land into urban space, both officially and unofficially. Residential houses have been built on top of former farmland parcels for decades now, however, existing law has not provided legitimacy for this practice, leading to ...

High biddings for Thingyan pandal permit auction

Sis permits for the construction of pandals for next month’s Thingyan festival around the Mandalay palace moat were auctioned by Mandalay City Development Committee for a total of over K236 million, with one fetching as high as K54 million, said committee member U Kyaw Zaw ...

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