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Thailand Planning Major Airports’ Expansion

Thailand Planning Major Airports’ Expansion Thailand’s tourism bounty comes with a big challenge for the head of state-run Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited: expanding passenger capacity in Bangkok by about the size of South Korea’s population. “The company is planning to host 90 million passengers annually at the city’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport by 2022 and 40 million at Bangkok’s low-cost hub Don Mueang International Airport, up from the present combined capacity of 75 million,” president of the company, Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, said. The firm operates four other airports,… Read more »

Dusit Thani Bangkok confirms last day of operations, prepares for ‘exciting new chapter’ to come with a series of special promotions

Dusit Thani Bangkok confirms last day of operations, prepares for ‘exciting new chapter’ to come with a series of special promotions Hotel as it stands will close on 16 April 2018, but the Dusit Thani legend will continue in new property inspired by the hotel’s legacy and distinctive design Dusit Thani Bangkok, the flagship hotel of Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International, will officially hold its last day of operations in its current form on 16 April 2018, bringing to a close a successful first chapter some 48… Read more »

Thai Construction firm giant CH Karnchang loses legal battle

Thai Construction firm giant CH Karnchang loses legal battle The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat), which will not have to pay 9 billion baht in compensation to giant construction firm CH Karnchang Plc in a dispute over the construction of the 55-kilometre Bang Na-Chon Buri expressway. The court ruled on the case last Thursday, upholding an earlier decision by the Appeal Court. The Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority (ETA), the original name of Exat, contracted Joint Venture BBCD Co, held… Read more »

Thailand’s AOT pushes forward airport development projects to meet passengers’ growth

Thailand’s AOT pushes forward airport development projects to meet passengers’ growth Airports of Thailand (AOT) is working on development projects for major airports to meet an increasing number of passengers. AOT President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said the development of AOT’s operating airports is currently in the process of developing Phase 2 of Suvarnabhumi airport where the construction was commenced on 14 September 2016, and is expected to be completed in 2019. Phase 2 part of the development project will help the Bangkok international airport accommodate 12.5 million passengers per… Read more »

Construction to start for Bangkok Observation Tower, Thailand’s future tallest structure

Construction to start for Bangkok Observation Tower, Thailand’s future tallest structure The Thai government yesterday approved a four billion-baht expenditure, about $117 million, to begin construction on Bangkok Observation Tower, which will be the tallest structure in Thailand and a new attraction once it’s complete. The project was approved without calling for bids. According to a government spokesman, Thailand will select the contractor who can prove to be best at traffic management, environmental conservation, and community development, reported Bangkok Post. The construction cost will be funded by the… Read more »

Laos-Thailand railway extension construction to begin shortly

Laos-Thailand railway extension construction to begin shortly Construction of the Laos-Thailand railway extension linking the existing outer suburban station to central Vientiane capital of Laos is expected to begin at the end of this year or early next year after the project was suspended in 2011, according to Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday. Deputy Director General of the Lao Railway Department under the Ministry Sonesack N. Nhansana told local daily Vientiane Times that authorities in charge are working toward organizing a bidding process to… Read more »

Coal to remain primary fuel source for power generation in Asia, seminar told

Coal to remain primary fuel source for power generation in Asia, seminar told Coal will remain a primary source of fuel for electricity production in Asia for many years, according to prominent energy experts from Japan, Thailand and other Asean countries attending an energy conference hosted in Bangkok early this week. Twarath Sutabutr, director-general of the Energy Ministry’s Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), said on Tuesday that experts from four countries – Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines – who took part in Monday’s “Create a Better… Read more »

Still no train service connecting Phnom Penh and Bangkok

Still no train service connecting Phnom Penh and Bangkok The train service between Cambodia and Thailand, which was expected to begin operations early this year, seems to be delayed indefinitely due to a contentious one-kilometer stretch of track in Poipet City. “We are still in the blur of the exact date of the launch of the train service and I can’t give a definite time period,” Chan Kimleng, director of the railway department at the Ministry of Public Works, told Khmer Times. “The ceremony to link railway lines… Read more »

No proposed construction of Pang-nga airport as yet

No proposed construction of Pang-nga airport as yet There has been no proposal to build an airport in Pang-nga as yet, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. He said any plan to construct the airport in a forest reserve in Pang-nga province is to strictly adhere to regulations and procedures. He said the project will need to be given a feasibility study to see whether or not it may comply with the Ministry of Transport’s plan to promote connectivity within Thailand and that with CLMV countries. He said environmental… Read more »

Commerce chamber wants elevated rail track for Korat

Commerce chamber wants elevated rail track for Korat The Nakhon Ratchasima chamber of commerce has wanted the dual-track train project which goes through the provincial townseat to be elevated like the one in Khon Kaen province instead of the rail track on the ground and surrounded by barriers on both sides. A petition demanding the State Railway of Thailand and the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning to reconsider the design of the project specifically for the section which passes through the Nakhon Ratchasima townseat was… Read more »