Tag - infrastructure



Sep 19, 2018
Beef up disaster defense for key infrastructure
The government and operators of key infrastructure must brace for worst-case scenarios that defy the experiences of past disasters.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2018
Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report
Malaysia has agreed with Singapore to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service by two years, Malaysian media reported, as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy looks to review mega-projects to cut its massive debt.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2018
China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that Chinese funds are not for "vanity projects" in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks in the continent's development.
Aug 30, 2018
Bridge built with Japanese aid opens in Yangon, easing traffic jams
Japan-funded Dawbon Bridge is now open in central Yangon, easing traffic congestion in Myanmar's commercial capital.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2018
Italy opens probe into Autostrade per l'Italia over collapsed bridge as investors dump shares
Italy's government opened an investigation on Thursday into the country's biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.
Aug 7, 2018
Australia's population to hit 25 million, a decade earlier than forecast
Australia's population will hit a record 25 million Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows.
Aug 3, 2018
Japan may create sovereign wealth fund for U.S. infrastructure investment: report
Japan is considering creating a sovereign wealth fund to invest in U.S. infrastructure projects and U.S.-Japan joint projects in third countries and will float the idea during two-way trade talks set to be held in Washington next week, the Nikkei daily reported Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 31, 2018
Japan, U.S. and Australia plan infrastructure push to counter China in Indo-Pacific
The pact will mobilize investment in energy, transportation, tourism and technology infrastructure in what will be seen as a move to counter China's “Belt and Road” initiative.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2018
Payment due: Pacific islands in the red as debts to China mount
Just over a decade ago, deadly riots in the capital of Tonga, Nuku'alofa, destroyed much of the small Pacific nation's central business and government districts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 31, 2018
Wary of China's rise, Pompeo announces U.S. initiatives in emerging Asia
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $113 million in new technology, energy and infrastructure initiatives in emerging Asia on Monday, at a time when China is pouring billions of dollars in investments into the region.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2018
In strategy shift, Japan might ask China to join road-building project in West Africa
In a change of strategy, Japan might ask China to join a Tokyo-led infrastructure development project in Africa instead of competing to offer economic assistance to the continent, government sources say.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2018
Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short
South Korea's blueprint for railroad links through North Korea to China and Russia falls well short of Kim Jong Un's vision for developing his impoverished nation, according to a defector who provides economic research to the government in Seoul.
Apr 29, 2018
Modi tweets India has 'fulfilled commitment,' electrified all villages ahead of deadline
India has electrified all its villages 12 days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government said Sunday, which could give the ruling party a boost ahead of a general election in 2019.
Mar 24, 2018
Japan's help improving regional connectivity hailed at Mekong forum
Japan's economic and technical support for building bridges and improving roads and other transport infrastructure around Indochina was praised at a meeting of the Mekong-Japan Cooperation Forum in Cambodia on Friday.
Feb 22, 2018
Trump warms to mileage tax, offers praise of Oregon's volunteer program
The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.
Japan Times
Feb 19, 2018
Japan, U.S., Australia and India look to establish alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative
Four nations discuss establishing a joint regional infrastructure project in an attempt to counter Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative and growing influence.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2018
Trump's $1.5 trillion plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces significant hurdles
U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.
Feb 9, 2018
Japan still beating China in Southeast Asia infrastructure race
China may steal all the headlines when it comes to its infrastructure push across Southeast Asia, but data from BMI Research shows Japan is still well ahead in funding projects in the region.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2018
Japan's regional banks entering project financing industry to tap overseas boom in infrastructure projects
Japan's regional banks are strengthening overseas project financing operations to meet growing demand for funds needed to pursue infrastructure and energy development projects.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2017
Hackers breach safety system and halt operations at critical infrastructure facility in 'watershed' cyberattack: experts
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently breached safety systems at a critical infrastructure facility, in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyberinvestigators and the firm whose software was targeted.


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