Bina Puri JV secures 7.75 billion baht high-speed railway contract for Thailand’s for the Khok Kruat–Nakhon Ratchasima section

Bina Puri JV secures 7.75 billion baht high-speed railway contract for Thailand’s for the Khok Kruat–Nakhon Ratchasima section Bina Puri Holdings Bhd (Bina Puri), through its joint-venture SPTK Joint Venture Co Ltd (SPTK JV), today signed a contract package with State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on the high-speed railway (HSR) project to connect Bangkok to […]

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State Railway Thailand signs 5 high-speed train project contracts worth B40bn

State Railway Thailand signs 5 high-speed train project contracts worth B40bn Bangkok-Korat route to open in 2025 The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five more contracts, worth about 40 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat). Chayatham Phromsorn, permanent secretary for transport, presided […]

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Thailand falls in global English Proficiency Index for fourth consecutive year, ranked 89th out of 100 hundred countries surveyed

Thailand falls in global English Proficiency Index for fourth consecutive year, ranked 89th out of 100 hundred countries surveyed Thailand’s English proficiency ranking amongst non English speakers has fallen for the fourth consecutive year. According to this year’s English Proficiency Index, which was released last week by Swiss based international education company Education First, Thailand […]

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Thai Government warns Laos over its Sanakham dam plan close to Loei’s Chiang Kan district

Thai Government warns Laos over its Sanakham dam plan close to Loei’s Chiang Kan district The government threatened on Tuesday not to buy electricity from Sanakham dam in Laos after it learned the project might affect the Mekong River. “The country’s territory is our paramount concern,” Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general to the Office of National Water […]

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Yangon Elevated Expressway, phase one to cost $800 million

Photo: Aung Khant/The Myanmar TimesYangon Elevated Expressway, phase one to cost $800 million Phase one of the Yangon Elevated Expressway Project, which includes construction of the Yangon Elevated Expressway and the Yangon Circular Expressway, will cost around $800 million, according to U Han Zaw, union minister for the Ministry of Construction. “The project is part […]

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Bangkok Mass Transit System ‘must meet 3 conditions’ to win Bangkok’s Green Line contract renewal

Bangkok Mass Transit System ‘must meet 3 conditions’ to win Bangkok’s Green Line contract renewal Democrat Party deputy leader Samart Ratchapolsitte said on Friday that the Transport Ministry is opposed to a move to extend the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTS)’s contract to run the Green Line because the fare is too expensive. BTS […]

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Destination Capital, a hotel investment group in Bangkok, launches world’s first “green” hotel fund

Destination Capital, a hotel investment group in Bangkok, launches world’s first “green” hotel fund Destination Capital, a hotel investment group in Bangkok, has announced that it will launch the world’s first ever “green” hotel fund. The fund will acquire hotels and implement sustainability systems and procedures to promote long term environmental and financial sustainability in […]

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