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The most dangerous countries to drive in

New study rates your chances of dying in a car around the world.   African nations dominate the list of most dangerous countries to drive in the world.   Planning a trip to Namibia or Thailand? If so, you may want to think twice about driving there. New research has determined the countries where you are most likely to die in a car accident. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study entitled “Mortality from road crashes in 193 countries: A comparison with other leading causes of death”… Read more »

Latest news from Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Latest news from Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Dear TCN You may be interested to know some news concerning the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) : 1.The AIQS International Chapter had their AGM in Dubai, UAE on 19 October 2018 (see photo of AGM). 2.The International Chapter encompass all AIQS members outside of Australia and comprise of Councillors based in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. 3.The new Councillor (2018-2019 session) for AIQS International Chapter, Thailand… Read more »

Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley completes swim around mainland Great Britain

Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley completes swim around mainland Great Britain Congratulations to Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley who has become the first person ever to swim around mainland Great Britain. After 1,792 miles of swimming in 157 days, Ross Edgley has entered the record books – again – by becoming the first person in history to swim around the entire coast of mainland Great Britain. An amazing achievement. Watch the last weekly vlog episode here [ https://youtu.be/s4upUa5ABRs ] or enjoy all 24 episodes as i did to watch this… Read more »

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 15 November 2018

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 15 November 2018 SPET Monthly Members Meeting on 15 November 2018 – Talk on “Duty of Care in Unforgiving Locations” By Dr Asadang Dusadiisariyavong and Robert Tyler The ILO estimates that some 2.3 million women and men around the world succumb to work-related accidents or diseases every year; this corresponds to over 6,000 deaths every single day.  Not only does ILO research find that the construction industry has a disproportionately high rate of recorded accidents, but that… Read more »

Top 10 Thai Property Developers – Who Are the Best?

Top 10 Thai Property Developers – Who Are the Best? 18 October 2018 Condo advertisements are everywhere in Thailand. Whether you’re on the skytrain, driving on the expressway, or just walking around Bangkok, you’ll find lots of real estate developers pitching their projects. Practically any business can lease a billboard or buy an advertisement online. But who are the best property developers in Thailand? For the most part, Thailand’s top property developers are all listed on the nation’s stock exchange. Public companies are responsible to shareholders and must… Read more »

Thai Law – Foreigners Need Business Visas to Attend Meetings

Thai Law – Foreigners Need Business Visas to Attend Meetings By Wirot Poonsuwan, Attorney-at-Law 18 October 2018 A recent revamp of the work permit law has made life easier for foreign investors visiting the country to do business. Since it was enacted earlier this year, the Executive Decree on Administration and Management of Employment of Foreigners means they are no longer required to obtain a work permit to attend business meetings in Thailand. A legal peril few were likely aware of, it was in fact the case for… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018 “Brunch Society”, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, 7-9 pm Dear Members, Please note the Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held at the “Brunch Society”, on 31st October at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor New Green Light Group (NGL). Thank you. Best regards, nawannieaung AT meinhardt.net

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief The Chief of the Phuket Provincial Employment Office, Kattiya Pandech, has confirmed to The Phuket News this week that new provisions issued by Royal Decree in March are in effect, allowing foreigners with work permits to legally work in any field, anywhere in the country, for any employer as long as the work being done in not on the list of occupations prohibited to foreigners. 1 September 2018 This means that foreigners who have been issued work permits… Read more »

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 20th Spetember 2018

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 20th Spetember 2018 SPET Monthly Members Meeting on 20th Spetember 2018 – Talk on “Investigating the cause of metallurgical failures in ships” By Dr Jonathan Sykes – Resident Director of Dr JH Burgoyne & Partners (International) Ltd – Singapore . 20th Spetember 2018, 6:30pm at the British Club, Soi 18, Silom Road, Bangkok See Flyer    SPET Flyer 20-Sep 18 by Jonathan Sykes Burgoynes

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018 Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018 “Timeout Sports Bar”, Novotel Hotel Yangon, Pyay Road, Yangon, 7-9pm Dear Members, Please note the Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held once again at  the “Timeout Sports  Bar” at Novotel Hotel Yangon, Pyay Road on 29 August at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor ABB. All are welcome. Best regards, Nway Darli Kyi Wynn Secretary darli AT meinhardt.net Mobile: +95(9)5100758  I  Office: +95 9 262239842  I  www.meinhardtgroup.com  … Read more »