China 

China's North-South economic divide is growing, away from the glare of the US trade war

Wang Le, a Beijing native, moved to Shanghai in 2016 to open a Thai boxing club. As an entrepreneur, Wang said Shanghai in China’s South is more open to new things than Beijing, in the “conservative” North.“You do not need to worry about being niche here, no matter what types of goods, consumers can find what they need, and these types of businesses can survive,” he said.What struck Wang as the biggest difference is the culture of doing business. In the South, he said, abiding by rules is more… Source…

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Singapore 

Canberra station on North-South Line to open on Nov 2, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The new Canberra station, located between Sembawang and Yishun stations on the North-South Line, will open on Nov 2 this year. Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan made the announcement during a site visit of the station on Monday (May 20) afternoon. The station, which is only the second to be built on an existing line after Dover station on the East-West Line, is a 10-minute walk away from an estimated 17,000 households in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, EastLink I and…

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Vietnam 

Transport ministry after investment to fund North-South Expressway – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and relevant ministries answer questions raised by potential investors at a conference on the North-South Expressway project held on Friday. – VNA/VNS Photo   HÀ NỘI Investors with financial capacity and experience implementing transport projects will be eligible to enter prequalification bidding for the North-South Expressway project, the Ministry of Transport has said.   The ministry is calling for domestic and foreign investors to fund the 654km North-South Expressway project, set to pass through 13 cities and provinces. Speaking at a conference held yesterday, Deputy Minister…

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Singapore 

Up to 5 North-South Line stations to close on Vesak Day long weekend for construction works, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Up to five stations between Admiralty and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations will be closed for three days during the Vesak Day long weekend (May 18-20) to facilitate the construction of a crossover track at the upcoming Canberra station. The leftmost lane of Canberra Link Road, heading in the direction of Sembawang MRT station, will also be closed between May 17 and May 20 as part of the works. The 72m crossover track, which will be built between Sembawang and the new Canberra station, will allow trains on…

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Vietnam 

Ministry of Transport to accelerate North-South Expressway project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The Ministry of Transport plans to rush the implementation of the North-South expressway project in 2019, said Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể.— Photo vietnamfinance.vn HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport plans to rush the implementation of the North-South expressway project in 2019, said Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể. He said the ministry had approved a feasibility study of 11 sub-projects of the North-South expressway project since October last year and was in the process…

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Singapore 

Early closures for MRT stations on East-West and North-South Lines from Nov 30 to Jan 12, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Five stations on the East-West Line (EWL) and seven stations on the North-South Line (NSL) will close earlier, around 11pm, on Fridays and Saturdays from Nov 30 to Dec 15, SMRT said on Thursday (Nov 22). The affected stations are from Dover to Lakeside on the EWL and from Marsiling to Jurong East on the NSL. The closure of the MRT stations will allow SMRT to continue with the power supply system renewal, as well as other maintenance and renewal works, the train operator said. During the planned…

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