Construction News

Bangkok’s MRTA gears up to sign monorail deals

Bangkok’s MRTA gears up to sign monorail deals Project plans head to cabinet late this month The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) aims to sign construction contracts early next month for the two key electric rail lines that will carry people from surrounding provinces to the capital. A BTS Skytrain locomotive runs on the track near the riverside Saphan Taksin station. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) plans to submit the Pink and Yellow line electric train projects to the cabinet for approval later this month and sign… Read more »

Bangkok’s Riverside promenade could find itself in legal battle

Bangkok’s Riverside promenade could find itself in legal battle Academic says KMITL violated laws in conducting B120 million study Controversy over the Chao Phraya promenade isn’t showing signs of abating anytime soon despite the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s insistence on pushing ahead with the 14km riverside project. After being criticised for being hastily cobbled together and posing a threat to the lives of people and aquatic animals that depend on the area, the promenade could find itself in a legal mess. Krai Tungsanga, member of the Consulting Engineers Association… Read more »

Chubb Appoints new Head of Power and Utilities for Asia

Chubb Appoints new Head of Power and Utilities for Asia Chubb announced today the appointment of Titus Samuel as the new Head of Power and Utilities for Asia. Mr. Samuel will be based in Singapore and will report to Mick Peacock, Head of Power and Energy for Asia Pacific. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Samuel was Chubb’s Power Risk Engineer for Asia, a position he has held for seven years. A mechanical engineer by training, he has undertaken extensive risk management work on operational facilities and construction… Read more »

Rotary Engineering wins projects worth over US$120m in Thailand & UAE

Rotary Engineering wins projects worth over US$120m in Thailand & UAE Said Roger Chia Kim Piow, chairman and managing director of Rotary: “The contract wins reflect customers’ confidence in our capabilities and track record. We will continue to position Rotary for resilient growth amid challenging market conditions.” ROTARY Engineering has secured two projects worth more than US$120 million in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Thailand to provide engineering, construction and maintenance services for tank storage projects. The tank storage projects are for the oil refineries of Emirates… Read more »

Best Western to Rise at Thailand’s Biggest Market

Best Western to Rise at Thailand’s Biggest Market Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has signed a brand new hotel that will be ideal for shoppers, business travelers and guests wanting to immerse themselves in authentic Thai culture. Located within walking distance of Chatuchak Market – the largest of Thailand’s many markets with a staggering 8,000 stalls – and adjacent to Kampang Phet MRT subway station, Best Western Chatuchak will become a magnet for visitors seeking an attractive alternative destination in Bangkok. Scheduled to open in early 2020, this… Read more »

SUNPLAY ASIA LAUNCHES PIONEERING “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN BANGSARAY ON THAILAND’S EASTERN SEABOARD

SUNPLAY ASIA LAUNCHES PIONEERING “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN BANGSARAY ON THAILAND’S EASTERN SEABOARD Prestigious names in residential and hospitality development join forces to launch Thailand’s first large scale lifestyle driven community for over 50s BANGKOK, THAILAND: Leading residential community developer, Sunplay Asia, has launched the first phase of its pioneering active lifestyle retirement estate with the unveiling of The Heights, a luxury low-rise condominium development in Bangsaray, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Located in a private gated community just 90-minutes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, The Heights is the… Read more »

Cabinet approves investment in new Bang Pakong power plant

Cabinet approves investment in new Bang Pakong power plant The Cabinet yesterday gave its approval for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to go invest Bt33.94 billion to build a new power plant in Chachoengsao’s Bang Pakong district to ensure a stable and adequate power supply in Bangkok and its vicinity. Construction is expected to be completed by 2019 and the investment to be recouped in 13 years. Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the power generated by the new plant would compensate for power-generating capacity that was… Read more »

Myanmar Govt to build 1m apartments in 330 towns by 2030

Myanmar Govt to build 1m apartments in 330 towns by 2030 Myanmar is planning to finish the construction of over 1 million apartments in 330 towns across the country by 2030 under its urban development programme, according to the Ministry of Construction. The Department of Urban and Housing Development under the ministry is providing proper housing for the people in accord with its policy on long-term development of towns and cities. In the previous fiscal year, blueprints for urban development in 24 cities in various states and regions… Read more »

Thai Billionaire Charoen Plans $3.5 Billion Bangkok Development

Thai Billionaire Charoen Plans $3.5 Billion Bangkok Development Project to include offices, hotels, residential and retail First stage to open in 2021, project to be completed by 2025 Thailand’s richest man, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, is planning a $3.5 billion property development in central Bangkok that will include offices, homes and shopping malls. Charoen’s TCC Group and its Singapore unit Frasers Centrepoint Ltd. will develop the project, said Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, group chief executive officer of Frasers Centrepoint. ‘One Bangkok,’ covering 16.7 hectares (41 acres), will be the largest mixed-use development… Read more »

Global Village School of Thailand Seeks Public Support to Build New Classrooms

Global Village School of Thailand Seeks Public Support to Build New Classrooms Global Village School needs to build 2 New Classrooms for High School and is Welcoming Support and Donations from Everyone. Gerry Morgan, the principal of Global Village School in Koh Lanta, Thailand has announced that the school needs two new classrooms build in its campus. Global Village School is a registered International School with a license that spans from grade 1-12 and has been in operation for over years. Principal Morgan has envisioned to expand this… Read more »