Construction News

Chinese company proposes new circular railroad for Yangon

Chinese company proposes new circular railroad for Yangon 7 February 2019 Representatives from China Railway Engineering Co Ltd (CREC) have met with the Yangon Region government to discuss the possibility of constructing of a new Yangon circular railroad, U Than Naing Oo, a member of the Yangon Region Hluttaw’s Transportation, Communications, Construction and Industry Committee told The Myanmar Times. “CREC proposed two versions of the potential railroad for consideration – one where it will be built on the existing circular railroad and another with an elevated track,” said… Read more »

Rama III-Dao Khanong expressway construction to start in May 2019

Rama III-Dao Khanong expressway construction to start in May 2019 6 February 2019 The long-delayed construction of a 19.2-km elevated expressway from Rama III Road to Dao Khanong is expected to start in May with a revised budget of Bt30.036 billion, according to the governor of the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). EXAT governor Suchart Chonsakpipat said the EXAT has revised the term of reference (TOR) following public hearings. Since there have been no more complaints, the EXAT is now in the process of calling for international bids…. Read more »

IEAT rejects Map Ta Phut bid delay

IEAT rejects Map Ta Phut bid delay 24 January 2019 The bidding period to submit documents for Map Ta Phut port in Rayong province will not be extended, even as some bidders are calling for it, says the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). The IEAT is the auction host for the third phase of the Map Ta Phut port worth 55.4 billion baht. The project is open for document submission, ending on Feb 6. Somchint Pilouk, IEAT’s governor, said there are 4-5 companies interested in bidding that… Read more »

Two-lane road connecting Myanmar’s Dawei SEZ with Thailand to be built

Two-lane road connecting Myanmar’s Dawei SEZ with Thailand to be built 31 January 2019 YANGON-Myanmar will be constructing a road that connects Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the border area with Thailand, says Dr Than Myint, Commerce Minister and Chairman of the Task Force on SEZ construction. “Myanmar is now discussing about construction of road to Dawei SEZ with Thailand. We have conducted the survey for construction. Construction tasks for road will be start soon,” said Dr Than Myint. A tripartite discussion with Myanmar, Thailand and Japan… Read more »

Thailand’s Mass transit lines lure Bombardier’s interest

Thailand’s Mass transit lines lure Bombardier’s interest Canadian company Bombardier is keen to invest in monorail projects in major cities as the government revs up development in several provinces, including Chiang Mai and Phuket. 30 January 2019 Canadian company Bombardier is keen to invest in monorail projects in major cities as the government revs up development in several provinces, including Chiang Mai and Phuket. After meeting with Donica Pottie, Canada’s ambassador to Thailand, Kobsak Pootrakool, the minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, said Bombardier indicated intent to invest… Read more »

Red Planet Japan Further Expands Hotel Portfolio With The Acquisition Of Thailand Hotel Portfolio

Red Planet Japan Further Expands Hotel Portfolio With The Acquisition Of Thailand Hotel Portfolio 30 January 2019 Red Planet Japan Inc. today announced that it will acquire the Thailand-based hotel operations from its parent company Red Planet Hotels Limited. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. Red Planet Japan will acquire six hotel-owning companies in Thailand from its parent company for a total acquisition consideration of 6,585,130,000 yen. The acquisition includes five operating hotels, located in Surawong… Read more »

Phnom Penh’s Gold Tower 42 to be completed by 2020

Phnom Penh’s Gold Tower 42 to be completed by 2020 28 January 2019 After years of delays in construction, building Gold Tower 42 is scheduled to be completed in early 2020, according to the developer. Liu Nianxin, CEO of Hongtao Decoration, said that Hongtao Weimin has constructed the high-rise project in Phnom Penh in partnership with Hongtao and Macau’s Weimin Architecture. “It is important, as a general contractor, we are deeply honored to participate in the construction and development of Cambodia’s city to be strong,” Mr Liu said…. Read more »

BCPG sets massive wind power goal in Asia-Pacific during 2019-23

BCPG sets massive wind power goal in Asia-Pacific during 2019-23 1,000MW sought regionwide by 2023 25 January 2019 SET-listed BCPG Plc, the power business arm of Bangchak Corporation Plc, wants to add 1,000 megawatts through wind power projects in Asia-Pacific during 2019-23.  “BCPG’s wind power expansion is set to comprise 70% of its budget allocation for new investment, with the remaining budget of 30% going to asset acquisition plans,” president Bundit Sapianchai said on Thursday at the International Conference on Energy 4.0 held by Asian Development Bank. “BCPG will… Read more »

Thailand’s Council of Engineers want erection of construction cranes regulated

Thailand’s Council of Engineers want erection of construction cranes regulated 29 January 2019 The Council of Engineers wants it made mandatory to get permission before erecting a crane at a construction site in the wake of the accident on Rama III Road in Bangkok in which five workers were killed. At present, there was no requirement for an engineer to even be present, secretary-general Amorn Pimanmas said on Tuesday. Construction cranes were a common sight at high-rise building sites in Bangkok. Over the years there had been many… Read more »

Egat to float solar panels at Thailand’s dams

Egat to float solar panels at Thailand’s dams Five spots picked for pilot scheme 30 January 2019 The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will start installation of floating solar panels in April at five hydropower plants in five provinces. The project was approved by the National Energy Policy Council last Thursday. Chatchai Mawong, Egat’s director of hydro and renewable power development, said the authority plans to install floating solar panels at the Sirindhorn hydropower plant in Ubon Ratchathani province as the first location. Egat will install… Read more »