Construction News

More power to be produced for coming summer in Myanmar

More power to be produced for coming summer in Myanmar A press conference held by Ministry of Electric Power on January 11 in Nay Pyi Taw Summertime nationwide demand for electricity is expected to be met in 2018 thanks to unusually high rainfall and newly-built gas turbines, said Than Naing Oo, deputy managing director from the Electric Power Enterprise. The Ministry of Electric Power held a monthly press conference on January 11 in Nay Pyi Taw and took questions from reporters. “We got three new gas turbines built… Read more »

Yangon to build $400 million elevated expressway

Yangon to build $400 million elevated expressway The Ministry of Construction and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on January 11 signed an advisory services agreement to build an elevated expressway connecting Yangon port, Thilawa SEZ, Yangon International Airport, Yangon Industrial Zone and Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The 20.5-kilometre elevated expressway will cost US$400 million (535.86 billion kyat), with maintenance costs to be paid for by collecting taxes. According to the agreement, the IFC will be entitled be the leading advisory corporation for the project. The IFC said it would implement a… Read more »

AVANI Hotels & Resorts launches first hotel in Luang Prabang, northern Laos

AVANI Hotels & Resorts launches first hotel in Luang Prabang, northern Laos AVANI Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the launch of its first hotel in the historic town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Laos. The 53-room hotel is located on a narrow peninsula at the joining of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. Currently known as the Azerai Hotel, the rebrand will be completed in March 2018. The French neo-classical architectural design resembles the style of the grand villas found in… Read more »

Tokyo Gas unit wins contract for Thai LNG terminal

Tokyo Gas unit wins contract for Thai LNG terminal Tokyo Gas Co says its wholly-owned subsidiary Tokyo Gas Energy Solutions has won a project management consultancy contract from Thailand’s PTT LNG Co Ltd for the construction of the Nong Fab LNG terminal. Co says the terminal, which would have a capacity to accept 7.5 million tonnes of lNG per year, will be constructed as part of plans by PTT LNG’s parent, PTT Public Co Ltd, to increase annual capacity to 19 million tonnes by 2023 from the current… Read more »

Aecom wins major infrastructure contract on Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link

Aecom wins major infrastructure contract on Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link Aecom has won a contract to work on the upcoming East Coast Rail Link (image courtesy of ECRL)”Such massive rail infrastructure will open up new opportunities for the people in the east coast states by facilitating the creation of new jobs, stimulating industries and enhancing mobility.” Malaysia has called on US engineering company Aecom to provide engineering expertise to oversee the construction of crucial infrastructure on its latest rail network, the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project…. Read more »

Nexif Energy Signs EPC Contract for 110 MW Gas-Fired Cogen Project in Thailand

Nexif Energy Signs EPC Contract for 110 MW Gas-Fired Cogen Project in Thailand Nexif Energy (Nexif), a leading independent power producer in Asia and Australia, announced that it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its 110 megawatt (MW) cogeneration project in Thailand’s Rayong Province. Nexif acquired the project in June 2017 and is making rapid progress towards achieving financial close in the first quarter of 2018. “Nexif is excited to work with leading Korean firms Doosan and SC Engineering, both of whom have a… Read more »

Vietnamese company resumes construction of northern Lao airport

Vietnamese company resumes construction of northern Lao airport Construction of Nongkhang airport in Laos’ northern Huaphan province has been resumed after a one-year delay following financial difficulties of Vietnamese contractor, local daily Vientiane Times report on Saturday. The project was given the green light in June 2013 when the Lao government signed a contract with the Vietnamese Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAGL) worth more than 74 million U.S. dollars. HAGL started construction of the airport at the end of 2014 but had to suspend work… Read more »

Phnom Penh city to airport trains to be ready by April 2018

Phnom Penh city to airport trains to be ready by April 2018 The new railway line from the Phnom Penh train station to the airport will be launched before the Khmer New Year in April, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. In addition, passenger ships from Prek Phnov to Phnom Penh and Takhmao, in an effort to resolve traffic congestion, will also be completed. Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said the ministry is constructing the track that links the train station to… Read more »

Capella to open new riverside resort in Bangkok

Capella to open new riverside resort in Bangkok Plans have been revealed by Capella Hotel Group to open a riverside resort in Thailand’s capital. Capella is working with real estate developer Country Group Development on the project that will see Capella Bangkok opening in the final three months of 2018. The urban property, which will be located on the Chao Phraya river waterfront promenade, will feature 101 suites and villas with views across the river. The Capella hotel will be part of the same riverside development that also… Read more »

Delays expected in building of Nakorn Pathom to Cha-Am motorway

Delays expected in building of Nakorn Pathom to Cha-Am motorway 7 December 2017 – Thai media reported that the proposed motorway from Nakorn Pathom to Cha-Am is in danger of not being finished on time. The 109 kilometer road being built at a cost of 72 billion baht was slated to be finished by 2019 but this is now in doubt. The plans have run into budgetary and land expropriation difficulties that need to be resolved first. Daily News reported that similar problems are also besetting the Bang… Read more »