Construction News

New passenger terminal and facilities launched Krabi International Airport

New passenger terminal and facilities launched Krabi International Airport 23 November 2018 The Minister of Transportation has officially launched a new terminal at the Krabi International Airport this week. Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith officially officiated at the launch of the new passenger terminal at the airport yesterday. New common-use check-in counters were also launched at the ceremony. Khun Arkom says, “The construction contract has already been running since August 28 last year. The project is part of the developing infrastructure for the airport as the passenger traffic continues… Read more »

New Suvarnabhumi airport second terminal on hold

New Suvarnabhumi airport second terminal on hold     22 November 2018 The AoT (Airports of Thailand) has put the new second terminal plans on hold awaiting reports and opinions from stakeholders and even the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Two key organisations have been fierce critics of the new terminal, well overdue to help take the load off the already-over-capacity main terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The Architects Council of Thailand and the Council of Engineers say the new terminal plans have strayed from the airport’s master plan which… Read more »

GE Power looks to service smaller power producers in Thailand and the region

GE Power looks to service smaller power producers in Thailand and the region 21 November 2018 GE POWER Services has invested US$1 billion (Bt44 billion) in new business, providing cross-fleet services for independent power producers (IPPs) and small power producers (SPPs) which have SGT-800 gas turbines in Thailand and the region. Kovit Kantapasara, chief executive of GE Thailand and Laos, said that GE Power Services is waiting for the certainty of Thailand’s new Power Development Plan (PDP), which will reveal the country’s demand for power over the next… Read more »

State Railways of Thailand to seek approval for three extensions of Red Line

State Railways of Thailand to seek approval for three extensions of Red Line 22 November 2018 The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) will propose to the Transport Ministry for extensions of the three routes of the suburban Red Line train estimated to cost a total of 24 billion baht. The three routes are: Rangsit-Thammasat University which is 8.84 km long and estimated at 6.5 billion baht; Talingchan-Salaya which is 14.8 km long and estimated at 10 billion baht and Talingchan-Siriraj which is 8.7 km long and estimated to… Read more »

Eighteen companies pick up bid docs for Map Ta Phut port (Phase 3)

Eighteen companies pick up bid docs for Map Ta Phut port (Phase 3) 23 November 2018 [Picture from Bangkok Post website] Eighteen Thai and foreign firms have shown interest in buying the term of reference for the development of Map Ta Phut port (Phase 3), Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand ( IEAT)’s governor Somchint Pilouk said yesterday. The eighteen companies are PTT Global Chemical Plc, Gulf Energy Development Plc, Unique Engineering and Construction Plc, CHEC (Thai) Co Ltd, Italian-Thai Development Plc, China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd, Tokyo Gas… Read more »

Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrade breaks ground

Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrade breaks ground 22 November 2018 Work on the first phase of the Yangon-Mandalay Railway Improvement Project has begun, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced. The ground-breaking ceremony for the project was held at the Nyaunglebin Railway Station in Bago Region on November 11. The funding for the upgrading of the railway measuring 620 kilometres will come courtesy of an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan from Japan. Divided into two phases, the first phase of the project covers the Yangon-Taungoo section of the route while… Read more »

Construction of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail slated to begin next year

Construction of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail slated to begin next year 23 November 2018 (NNT) – The government has assured the public that construction of the first phase of the remaining three sections of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima will begin in April next year. At the 26th Meeting of the Joint Committee on Railway Cooperation between Thailand and China, both countries followed up on the progress of the construction of the first phase of the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route, the second phase of the Nakhon… Read more »

Bang Sue-Bang Pho interchange becomes the latest destination of property companies

Bang Sue-Bang Pho interchange becomes the latest destination of property companies 26 November 2018 New central business district seen in govt’s decision to develop a transport hub for all rail systems in Bang sue The surrounding areas of Bang Sue-Bang Pho interchange have become the latest destination of property companies amid high confidence in the government’s plan to develop Bang Sue as a grand station for rail transport systems in Bangkok. According to a survey by The Nation, 11 developers are launching 17 projects worth a total of… Read more »

Centara to open fourth property in Krabi

Centara to open fourth property in Krabi 15 November 2018 Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel group has signed a Hotel Management Agreement for a 180-room property on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, under its upscale brand Centara. Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will be Centara’s fourth property in Krabi and is expected to open in September 2019. “We have resorts all over Thailand, but Krabi is one of our favourite destinations,” said Centara chef executive Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Krabi is well known for its stunning… Read more »

Modena by Fraser Buriram opens in Thailand

Modena by Fraser Buriram opens in Thailand 14 November 2018 Frasers Hospitality has opened its 152-unit hotel residence, Modena by Fraser Buriram in Northeastern Thailand. It is among the first international hotel brands to open its doors in the scenic Buriram Province, offering travelers a myriad of amenities in the heart of Thailand’s fast emerging sports capital, also known for its cultural significance. “The opening of Modena by Fraser Buriram, our fourth property in Thailand, is set to redefine Buriram’s hospitality landscape as we aim to provide travelers… Read more »