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How Thai-Belgian bridge of friendship was built

How Thai-Belgian bridge of friendship was built 4 June 2018 FORMER Belgian Ambassador to Thailand Baron Patrick Nothomb was in the same room with former minister Chavarat Charnvirakul at the Silom residence of the Belgian Ambassador on Saturday as he recalled the building of the Thai-Belgian Bridge, the first fly-over bridge to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok 30 years ago. The capital city of Bangkok has been infamous for its traffic congestion since the Thai economy took off in the late 1980s. Nothomb, who was the Belgian ambassador… Read more »

Construction of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail to start fully next year: Thai official

Construction of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail to start fully next year: Thai official 2 June 2018 The construction of a Thai-Chinese high-speed rail between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand is expected to get fully started early next year, following biddings later this year, said Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith on Friday. Arkhom, who co-chaired the 24th meeting of the Joint Committee on Thailand-China Cooperation on Rail Project with Ning Jizhe, deputy head of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, said the construction of the main sections of the… Read more »

Contract signed to start feasibility study for Vietnam’s Long Thanh airport

Contract signed to start feasibility study for Vietnam’s Long Thanh airport June 02, 2018 Hanoi (VNA) – The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) on June 2 signed a contract with a joint venture comprising of firms from Japan, France and Vietnam (JFV) for consultancy services and the feasibility study for the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport project. The feasibility study will be carried out from June 2018 to June 2019 and it will be assessed before submitted to the National Assembly for review in October 2019,… Read more »

Largest train station in Southeast Asia to open in Bangkok

Largest train station in Southeast Asia to open in Bangkok A new train station in Bangkok, which when it opens will be the largest in Southeast Asia, is set to transform rail travel in Thailand. Construction of Bang Sue Central Station is now more than 50 percent complete and is on schedule to open in 2020. The station, which is located near Bang Sue intersection on Thoet Damri road, will become the hub for Thailand’s high speed rail links, from Bangkok to Nong Khai and Bangkok to Chiang… Read more »

Sangfah going it alone on Sri Racha condo

Sangfah going it alone on Sri Racha condo Nusasiri bowed out from project in April Conner Ratchathewi, a 38-storey condominum with 294 units worth 3.2 billion baht, will be a joint venture between contractor Sangfah Construction Co and developer The Creators HQ Co. Contractor Sangfah Construction Co plans to launch its first wholly owned development project, Yuu Sriracha condominium, worth 1.7 billion baht in Sri Racha by August after taking over the project from SET-listed developer Nusasiri Plc last month. Sangfah managing director Cherdsak Ampornsuksakul said the company… Read more »

B Grimm puts cash behind biggest solar plant in region

B Grimm puts cash behind biggest solar plant in region B GRIMM Power Plc plans to sign a joint venture agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate Xuan Cau Co Ltd for the development in that country of Southeast Asia’s biggest solar energy plant. B Grimm Power president Preeyanart Soontornwata said the total investment for the plant – with a planned generating capacity of 420 megawatts – will be around US$430 million. The company would hold no more than 55 per cent of the joint venture, Preeyanart said. To be built… Read more »

Dusit International opens its first hotel in Vietnam

Dusit International opens its first hotel in Vietnam Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has officially made its Vietnam debut with the opening of Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc. Operating under Dusit’s upper midscale Dusit Princess brand, the new resort marked its soft opening on 22 May with a special ceremony attended by the property’s owners, Mr Do Van Chanh, Director of Linh Chi Limited Company, and Ms Thu Nguyen, General Director of Linh Chi Limited… Read more »

Thai firm signs Laos power deal

Thai firm signs Laos power deal Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (Ratch) is ready for expansion into the 340 megawatt (MW) Xekong hydroelectric power project in Laos in a joint investment with the government in Vientiane. Kijja Sripatthangkura, Ratch CEO, said that the company is pursuing an 850 MW goal for 2018 with Lao World Engineering and Construction Co, Ltd (LW) and B Grimm Power Public Company Limited. They completed the feasibility study together as well as the environmental and social impact assessment that had been… Read more »

Warrants issued in Klong Dan case after four suspects fail to show up for court verdict

Warrants issued in Klong Dan case after four suspects fail to show up for court verdict THE SUPREME Court has issued arrest warrants for four suspects wanted in the long-running multibillion-baht Klong Dan corruption case while postponing the reading of its verdict to July 13. Of the 19 suspects in this mega-fraud case, four failed to show up at yesterday’s scheduled reading of the top court’s verdict, which was postponed for the second time. The four suspects who were absent were: Roy-isaraporn Chutapha, director of the Gateway Development… Read more »

Thailand’s Draft plan to allow foreigners to work in 11 ‘reserved’ occupations

Thailand’s Draft plan to allow foreigners to work in 11 ‘reserved’ occupations Labour ministry proposal would allow them in engineering, architecture and accountancy. A PLAN by the Labour Ministry would allow foreigners to enter 11 of the 39 occupations that are now reserved for Thais. If the plan goes ahead, foreigners will be able to work as civil engineers, accountants and architects in Thailand under certain conditions. “For example, we won’t allow them to work independently or become business owners,” Labour Minister Police General Adul Sangsingkeo said yesterday…. Read more »