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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Minister of Works submitted tenders worth RM528 million to boost the economy.

Kuala Lumpur, 24 March 2021 – Senior Minister of Works, YB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof, submitted the Surat Agreed Tender (SST) of seven projects worth RM528 million under the Ministry of Works’ (KKR) plans to boost the economy.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Singapore-Malaysia joint venture’s renewable energy provision is set to begin as early as end-2021

Singapore, 3 March 2021 – Sunseap Group and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) stated yesterday that they are intending to form a joint venture (JV) to participate in the trial by Singapore to import electricity from Malaysia.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: JTC launches a site at Woodland Industrial Park under IGLS Programme

Singapore, 25 February 2021 – JTC Corporation (JTC) has launched a site at the Woodlands Industrial Park yesterday under the first half of the 2021 Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) Programme. Details of the site and location plan are as follows:

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12 March 2021: HKIS Building Surveyor Awards 2021

HKIS Building Surveyor Awards 2021
Theme: Community.We Care
Nomination Deadline: 23:59 on 12 March 2021 (Friday)
Building Surveyor Awards 2021 (BSA 2021) is organised by Building Surveying Division of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS – BSD) to enhance public recognition to preeminent projects in terms of design, innovation, management, sustainability and achievement with substantial contributions by Building Surveyors. The theme for BSA 2021 is “Community.We Care”.
Building Surveyor Awards 2021 (BSA 2021) is introduced by HKIS – BSD with the following objectives:
  • To provide recognition to preeminent projects with substantial contribution by Building Surveyors in the public and private sectors
  • To commend the contribution of Building Surveyors
  • To promote the expertise of Building Surveyors to the public
  • To acclaim distinguished practices of Building Surveying
In view of the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for nomination and required document submission is now extended to 23:59 on 12 March 2021 (Friday). For more information about the nomination process, assessment criteria and submission requirements, please visit our website  http://www.hkis-bsa.com/.
Enquiries
Secretariat Office of BSA 2021
Ms Christina CHAN
Tel: +852 3421 1463

 

ConstructionPlusAsia News: New certification scheme to recognise engineering technologists and technicians in Singapore

Singapore, 29 January 2021 – As part of its efforts to uplift professional recognition of engineering technicians and technologists, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) has unveiled the Chartered Engineering Technologist (CETg) and Technician (CETn) Certification Scheme, and recognised the first batch of chartered technologists and technicians under the scheme.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Contractors will be penalised if CIDB’s SOPs are not followed

Kuala Lumpur, 4 January 2021 – The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) urges construction industry players to comply with the current standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the National Security Council (MKN) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases on construction sites due to the increased rate of transmission on construction sites nationwide, particularly in Klang Valley.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Transforming George Town and Butterworth’s waterfronts into a new economic zone

Kuala Lumpur 14 December 2020 – The Penang State Government announced that 36 finalists have been selected in the Penang Bay International Ideas Competition.

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SEEDS Capital launches call-for-partnership to catalyse investments into urban solutions and long-term sustainability

Singapore 8 December 2020 – SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, is launching a call-for-partnership (CFP) for new private sector partners to co-invest in Singapore-based start-ups under the start-up SG equity scheme 1.

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26 January 2021: MIPIM Asia Awards Forum 2020

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum gathers top-level real estate professionals from all sectors to build partnerships, gain industry insight and discover the most outstanding projects through a world-class program dedicated to inbound and outbound property investment, regional development opportunities and retail real estate.

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum also hosts the MIPIM Asia Gala Luncheon, a unique celebration gathering the most influential real estate professionals to honour and reward the property industry’s best and brightest projects in Asia-Pacific.

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum Online will be open to all and free of charge. It will allow participants to discover the most promising and innovative startups before the Propel by MIPIM 2021 Startup Competition finals in Cannes next June; meet MIPIM Asia Award’s jury and finalist ; and learn from key success stories from key bellwethers in Asia.

Websites :
https://www.mipim-asia.com/

https://awards.mipim-asia.com/mipimasiaawards2020/en/page/home-page

27 November 2020: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020: Urban Transport on the Move: Connecting Policies, People and Business Opportunities

Date: 27 November 2020
Time: 9:25am – 5:30 pm
Online Conference

Transport is an important sector in Hong Kong – it enables the movements of people and goods, facilitates Hong Kong’s efficient commercial and business functions, and contributes to Hong Kong’s economic performance. At the personal level, transport supports people’s mobility needs and gets them connected.

However, unchecked growth in motorisation, over-reliance on fossil fuel vehicles and a car-centric city planning culture will exacerbate the transport sector’s impact on the environment. There are calls for rethinking the role of transport in the urban landscape and how cities should be planned so as to balance maintaining the mobility functions and to minimising externalities such as air pollution, greenhouse gases emissions and the loss of public space.

With COVID-19 and climate change, these questions become even more valid and pressing.  It is timely and necessary for policy makers, the business sector and the general public to explore how COVID-19 and decarbonsiation will reshape urban mobility. There are opportunities to respond to the changing mobility need of people and delivery of goods as well as to transform transport operation for better efficiency and enhanced resilience.

EnviroSeries Conference is one of BEC’s flagship events held twice per year that aims to provide a cross-sector forum to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability. This is now an opportune time for us to re-visit and re-focus on transport.

The Conference will be structured into 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Planning for a Sustainable and People-centric Urban Transport System
  • Session 2: Future Private Mobility and Public Transport
  • Session 3: Business Innovation and Opportunities in Post-COVID-19 Urban Mobility
  • Session 4: Promoting Active and Inclusive Transport

 

For more details, please contact Ms Jill Chow:
Phone: +852 2784 3942
Email: jill@bec.org.hk
Website: https://bec.org.hk/en/eventinfo?eid=1