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Laos, Vietnam speed up plans for Vientiane-Hanoi expressway

Laos, Vietnam speed up plans for Vientiane-Hanoi expressway Laos and Vietnam have agreed to take the next steps to start construction of an expressway linking the capitals of Vientiane and Hanoi this year. The agreement was reached at a bilateral meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday between Laos’ Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported, citing the Vietnam News Agency. Lao Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong led the Lao delegation attending the meeting. The… Read more »

Hitachi Establishes a Joint Venture for Elevators & Escalators in Cambodia

Hitachi Establishes a Joint Venture for Elevators & Escalators in Cambodia Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the establishment of Hitachi Elevator (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. in Phnom Penh City, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to primarily stimulate sales and services of elevators and escalators in the country. Hitachi Elevator Cambodia is a joint venture between Hitachi, Siam-Hitachi Elevator Co., Ltd., the local subsidiary of Hitachi’s elevator and escalator business in the Kingdom of Thailand, and CMED Group Co., Ltd. in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Hitachi Elevator… Read more »

Prepare for delays at Suvarnabhumi

Prepare for delays at Suvarnabhumi Airlines will suffer delays at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport’s as maintenance work is being carried out on the east runway and B1 taxiway, 3 March to 2 May. The airport’s general manager, Sirote Duangratana, said the runway closure is needed for urgent repairs that will take 60 days to complete. “A 935-metre section at the north end of the east runway and the entire stretch of the B1 taxiway will be closed,” he said. The remaining stretch of the runway that does not need… Read more »

Toshiba to build power plant in Cambodia

Toshiba to build power plant in Cambodia Toshiba is the first Japanese company to win a power plant construction contract in Cambodia. The Cambodian government has awarded Japanese-owned Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation (TPSC) the concession to construct a coal-fired power generation project in Preah Sihanouk province. Prime Minister Hun Sen, who signed the agreement on February 17, said the new power plant would address the energy deficiency caused by the shelving of the Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley. The building of… Read more »

Ministry of Transport opens Highway 24 in lower Northeast

Ministry of Transport opens Highway 24 in lower Northeast Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of the Si Khew – Nang Rong highway. It is regarded as the main road to the lower northeastern region and ASEAN. This highway number 24 connects Nang Rong district in Buriram with Prasat district in Surin. The bike ride “Highway Bike On Route 24” was held at the opening ceremony to promote the route. The highway is expected to connect tourist sites and promote international trade… Read more »

Cambodia approves power projects to reduce electricity imports

Cambodia approves power projects to reduce electricity imports The Cambodian cabinet has approved two electricity development projects in a bid to address the increasing demand for electricity in the country. The two projects will be a 230-kilowatt transit grid development project from the Ta Tei dam in Koh Kong province as well as a coal-fired electricity plant in Preah Sihanouk province, both of which are expected to begin generating electricity by 2019, the Khmer Times reported on Monday. “Prime Minister Hun Sen is hoping to benefit poor people… Read more »

Bangkok’s real estate still enjoy windfall from rail line projects

Bangkok’s real estate still enjoy windfall from rail line projects The Housing Business Association (HBA) says the real estate sector is still enjoying the government’s infrastructure projects with election that this year it will see 5% growth. HBA president Atip Bijanonda said recent approvals of several electric rail line projects by the government, have raised high hope for real estate developers in the country that there will be a boom for townhouses strategically located along these new lines. For the association, it expects the real estate sector in… Read more »

Central Group buys British Embassy land for 20 billion baht

Central Group buys British Embassy land for 20 billion baht Despite facing criticism for selling the land, the Central Group’s offer price was high enough for the Brits to sell off more of the prized parcel where the British Embassy sits in Phloen Chit. Voice TV reported that Central Group, one of Thailand’s biggest family-owned conglomerates, won the land for a record-breaking bidding price of over THB20 billion for the 23-rai of land on Wireless Road, which sits at the center of the busy business district of Bangkok…. Read more »

Samrong BTS station to open in April 2017

Samrong BTS station to open in April 2017 Samrong BTS station, which is part of the BTS Green Line extension, is set to go through a trial run next month before it officially opens on April 1. Bangkok Governor Assawin Kwanmuang said the construction of Samrong, the BTS station extended from Bearing, has been completed, and officials are rushing to open it in order to help residents. Samrong is a part of the 13-kilometer extension known as “Bearing-Samut Prakarn,” which includes nine elevated stations and is scheduled to… Read more »

Chinese company signs agreement to build hydropower plant in Laos

Chinese company signs agreement to build hydropower plant in Laos China’s Hebei Construction and Investment Group Co Ltd (HCIG) on Friday signed an agreement with Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment on the development of a hydropower plant in Lao southern Sekong province. Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Khamlien Pholsena, Vice-General Manager of HCIG and Chairman of the Construction and Investment International Co Ltd Wang Jinsheng jointly signed the agreement. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Wang said his company will follow the requests put forward by… Read more »