Myanmar’s Dawei infrastructure project in trouble

 The budget for the construction of the project was set at US$8 billion. But two years have been passed and the project has used only US$52 million, the source said.  The project, implemented by Italian-Thai Development (IDP) has been importing construction tools and machinery since January 2011.  Although the company has spent on tools and […]

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Egco’s solar power plants win ADB’s loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $85 million (Bt1.65 billion) for the construction of Solarco’s three solar power plants in the central part of Thailand.  Solarco is a special-purpose company owned by Yanhee EGCO Holding, a subsidiary of Electricity Generating Plc, the country’s first independent power producer and currently the second large private power […]

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Italian-Thai to spend initial $300 mln on Myanmar’s Dawei

The Thai developer of the multi-billion-dollar Dawei economic zone in Myanmar plans to spend an initial $300 million in 2013 on developing the project after receiving support from the Thai and Myanmar governments, an executive said on Monday. The amount will be used for the relocation of local people, as well as utilities, roads and […]

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Thailand’s longest bridge to connect Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon

The Transport Ministry has unveiled a multi-million-baht project to construct Thailand’s longest cable-suspension bridge linking two seaboard provinces of Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon, according to a senior official. Prasert Janruang-thong, deputy transport minister, said the 1,120-metre bridge will stretch over the Chao Phraya and Tha Chin rivers. Construction of the 57-km, six-lane bridge will cost […]

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Egat in a hurry to embrace ‘clean coal’

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is ready to push for development of coal-fired power plants, saying depleting gas reserves will result in higher power tariffs unless other economical options are available. Spokesman Pongdit Potejana said Egat and the Energy Ministry have agreed that a power plant fuelled by imported coal is the most […]

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State Railway of Thailand to push ahead “Makasan Complex” mega-project

Governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Prapat Chongsanguan said that the SRT’s mega-investment project Makasan Complex is set to go ahead. Mr Prapat said that the SRT management is discussing with the SRT board regarding the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the auction to find the developer of the project. The terms of […]

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Coldplay’s Clocks Voted Best Song Of The Decade By BBC 6Music Listeners

The band beat the Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash Coldplay’s mega hit ‘Clocks’ has been voted the greatest song of the last 10 years by BBC 6Music listeners. ‘Clocks’ was released in 2003 and achieved massive success all over the world. It entered the top 10 in UK and won the prestigious Record Of The Year […]

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Six groups picked for Thailand’s water management projects

Six corporate groups have won bids to prepare conceptual plans on Thailand’s water resources management which will cost the country Bt350 billion (US$11.7 billion), according to Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi. Mr Plodprasop, in his capacity as chairman of the Water and Natural Disaster Management Committee, said eight corporate groups joined the auction and selection […]

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Hopewell’s Abandoned project’s columns to be razed for Red Line

The concrete pillars of the abandoned Hopewell mass transit project will be demolished for a new railway on the same route. The clearance of the pillars will cost about 200 million baht. More than 500 concrete pillars of the Hopewell project have stood unused along the line for about 15 years. Hopewell (Thailand) Co of […]

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