Belt and Road paves way for Chinese firms to seek new markets

A 6.7m-diameter tunnel boring machine that will be shipped to Singapore, for the North East Line Extension project, being assembled in a factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province.
A 6.7m-diameter tunnel boring machine that will be shipped to Singapore, for the North East Line Extension project, being assembled in a factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province.ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG

ZHENGZHOU (HENAN) • In a massive hangar just outside Zhengzhou, engineers could be seen working furiously to put the finishing touches to a two-storey-high tube resembling a super-sized jet engine.

But the 6.7m-diameter machine is meant for use underground, not up in the air.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'Belt and Road paves way for Chinese firms to seek new markets'. Print Edition | Subscribe