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China’s new Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. Pakistan’s relations with Beijing are so close that officials call China their “Iron Brother.” Despite that, plans for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam were thrown into turmoil in November when…

Fast track may be delayed over DPR

Construction of the proposed Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track is likely to be delayed as the Nepal Army, the government appointed builder, remains undecided over buying the highway’s detailed project report (DPR) which was prepared by an Indian consultant. The planned 76-km expressway will link Kathmandu with Nijgadh in the southern plains.…

Army begins removing trees from the right-of-way

Nepal Army (NA) personnel have started felling trees within the right of way of the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway project. A team led by Brigadier General of Nepal Army, Bharat Bahadur Khadka, is clearing the right of way of the four-lane 76-kilometer expressway that will link Kathmandu with the Tarai districts. NA…

Highways go mobile

A total of 800 highways in East China's Jiangxi Province will adopt mobile payments at toll stations by the end of December, the Jiangxi Expressway Networking Management Center said Monday. Scanning devices are being installed at toll stations, and some are already in use, according to the center. As of…

Belt and Road Initiative to generate US$350b in infrastructure projects in 5 years, law firm says

The Belt and Road Initiative will generate US$350 billion worth in infrastructure projects within the next five years, law firm Baker McKenzie said in a report. The report, co-authored by Silk Road Associates, highlighted 10 markets outside China's mainland as primary investment destinations along the Belt and Road. The 10 markets, including…

Greening the Belt and Road

How countries and lenders engage with China’s development initiative will determine how sustainable it is Four years after China announced its Belt and Road vision to develop infrastructure and regional connectivity across strategic land and maritime routes, it is still unclear how the ambitious initiative will progress on the ground…

Bangladesh approves China-funded elevated expressway project

Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved a China-funded elevated expressway project. The project was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday. After the ECNEC meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters that the…

Displacement and deforestation on Kedarnath route

The massive Char Dham project launched as a grand development project by the Indian government is leading to resistance by locals being displaced, and environmentalists fearing for the fragile eco-sensitive zone Last Friday, before the closing of the gates of the Kedarnath temple, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gave…

Nepal Army assigned to perform initial works of Nijgadh International Airport

The government has formally assigned the Nepal Army (NA) to build access and perimeter roads and clear trees at the proposed construction site of Nijgadh International Airport in Bara, 175 km south of Kathmandu. Director General Sanjiv Gautam of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) and Major General Yogendra…

The 1st Belt and Road International Financial Cooperation Summit

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed (Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on CPEC) was keynote speaker at international conference (in Hong Kong recently) on Silk Road, Belt & Road Initiative; where he addressed on role of Pakistan, as the pivotal player as bridge between Southeast Asia & Central Asia in the regional economic cooperation…