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Bangkok to get 459-metre city observation tower

Bangkok to get 459-metre city observation tower Observation Tower to be new city landmark on the Chao Phraya River Thailand’s capital is to get its first city observation. A 459-metre-high tower will rank 6th among the world’s tallest towers as well as be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia. The tower is being jointly built by two foundations, the Bangkok Observation Tower Foundation and the National Identity Foundation, after the Thai cabinet recently gave approval for the country’s new landmark project to proceed. The cost of construction,… Read more »

China-Myanmar gas power plant to be completed on schedule in 2018

China-Myanmar gas power plant to be completed on schedule in 2018 A gas-fired power plant in south-eastern Victoria, Australia. At least two similar plants are currently being built in Myanmar. Photo: EPA A combined-cycle gas power plant in Thaketa Township will begin operations as scheduled in the first quarter of 2018, according to a statement released by General Electric (GE) earlier this month. The plant will be powered by GE’s renowned F-class gas turbines, producing 106 megawatts of energy when complete in 2018. A joint venture between China… Read more »

Multi billion baht upgrades for Isaan airports as international flights promised at end of year

Multi billion baht upgrades for Isaan airports as international flights promised at end of year The director of Thai airports revealed yesterday (6 September 2017) that some 8 billion baht has been allocated to upgrade three North-Eastern Thai airports to improve travel and communications in the region. While the chief of Khon Kaen airport expects direct flights to Laos to begin at the end of this year. Airports’ boss Darun Saengchai was making an inspection visit to Khon Kaen airport where he told Daily News that 8.1 billion… Read more »

State Railway of Thailand reveals rail contract bid winners – Prachuap Khiri Khan-Chumphon double-track railway

State Railway of Thailand reveals rail contract bid winners – Prachuap Khiri Khan-Chumphon double-track railway The KS-C and STPP joint ventures won the bidding for two sections of the Prachuap Khiri Khan-Chumphon double-track railway, worth 12.3 billion baht, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). The SRT yesterday  (5 September 2017) revealed KS-C, a joint venture between KS Joint Venture Co Ltd and China Railway 11th Bureau Group Corporation Ltd, won the concession for the 167km rail route’s first section, Prachuap Khiri Khan to Bang Saphan Noi…. Read more »

Hotel brands keep coming to Thailand despite steep competition

Hotel brands keep coming to Thailand despite steep competition A lively conferences and exhibitions sector and a robust outlook for tourism lure investors unbowed by warnings of a price war. American and Singaporean hotel brands are penetrating Thailand to cash in on growing tourism despite an expert warning that competition will heat up over the next 3-4 years. Urban Hospitality Group managing director Wutthiphon Taworntawat said more local and international hotel investors are scheduled to open new hotels in Bangkok, especially in the Sukhumvit area. “Hotels under construction… Read more »

SK E&C Lands 230 Billion Won Order to Build Petrochemical Plant in Thailand

SK E&C Lands 230 Billion Won Order to Build Petrochemical Plant in Thailand

SK E&C Lands 230 Billion Won Order to Build Petrochemical Plant in Thailand SK E&C announced on August 29 that the builder won a contract to build a polyol plant with a total construction cost of US$210 million in Rayar Province’s Hemaraj industrial complex in Thailand. In other words, SK E&C succeeded in receiving a large-scale plant construction project overseas after winning a project for the construction of a US$1.6 billion Iranian oil refining plant earlier this month. The project aims to build a 130,000-ton polyol plant in… Read more »

B Grimm goes big with power projects in Laos

B Grimm goes big with power projects in Laos B GRIMM POWER has taken an aggressive move in building and operating hydropower plants in Laos. The company officially opened on Friday the Xanamnoy 2 and Xekatam 1 hydropower plants in Champasak province that shares a border with Thailand’s Northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. It is a small scale hydropower plant with capacity of 20.1 megawatts (MWs) building on small rivers in Laos’ Southern Champasak province. The electricity from this plant supplies the Laos government via its state enterprise Eletricite… Read more »

Eyebrows raised after Chinese power plant contractor nominated to build Vietnam’s mega-airport

Eyebrows raised after Chinese power plant contractor nominated to build Vietnam’s mega-airport The lotus design of Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province. The selection process hasn’t started yet, and Chinese contractors have already gained notoriety for costly delays in Vietnam. Questions are being asked about the expertise of a Chinese contractor that has been put forward to build what would be the largest airport in Vietnam. The Hanoi Export-Import Company, or Geleximco, has asked the government for permission to team up with Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group… Read more »

Hat Yai International Airport will undergo a major renovation amid an increasing number of passengers.

Hat Yai International Airport will undergo a major renovation amid an increasing number of passengers. Hat Yai Airport is a gateway to five southern provinces, namely Songkhla, Satun, Narathiwat, Yala, and Pattani. It also has direct flights to Malaysia and Singapore. At present, the airport is capable of handling 2.5 million passengers a year. In 2016, the airport saw more than 3.9 million passengers, which far exceeded its capacity, causing delays, long lines of travelers, and over crowding. Expecting the number of passengers to reach 4.5 million and… Read more »

Hyundai Engineering Wins $320M Order to Build Utility Plant in Vietnam

Hyundai Engineering Wins $320M Order to Build Utility Plant in Vietnam Hyundai Engineering has received a letter of award (LOA) for US$320 million deal from Longson Petrochemical to build facilities at the Longson petrochemical complex in Vietnam. Hyundai Engineering has established a bridgehead to target the Vietnamese power plant market. The company announced on August 6 that it has received a letter of award (LOA) from Longson Petrochemical to build facilities at the Longson petrochemical complex in Vietnam. The deal is worth US$320 million (368.4 billion won). Under… Read more »