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PTT plans Isan gas pipeline – Extension to improve LNG infrastructure

PTT plans Isan gas pipeline – Extension to improve LNG infrastructure 23 August 2019 National oil and gas firm PTT Plc plans to develop a gas pipeline in the Northeast, expecting to add capacity to the group’s existing gas pipeline. The pipeline extension aims to improve infrastructure to help Thailand become a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Southeast Asia. President and chief executive Chansin Treenuchagron said the preliminary stage of the pipeline will enhanced gas supply from the Northeast (Nakhon Ratchasima) to the Nam Phong gas… Read more »

PTT plans Isan gas pipeline – Extension to improve LNG infrastructure

PTT plans Isan gas pipeline – Extension to improve LNG infrastructure 23 August 2019 National oil and gas firm PTT Plc plans to develop a gas pipeline in the Northeast, expecting to add capacity to the group’s existing gas pipeline. The pipeline extension aims to improve infrastructure to help Thailand become a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Southeast Asia. President and chief executive Chansin Treenuchagron said the preliminary stage of the pipeline will enhanced gas supply from the Northeast (Nakhon Ratchasima) to the Nam Phong gas… Read more »

Airports of Thailand’s upgrade plan now includes Buriram airport

Airports of Thailand’s upgrade plan now includes Buriram airport 21 August 2019 Airports of Thailand has changed its regional airport takeover and development plan to include the transport minister’s home province, Buriram. The expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport will also be accelerated. AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said on Wednesday that the agency would take over and upgrade Krabi airport in the South, Buriram and UdonThani in the Northeast, and Tak in the North. They are presently operated by the Department of Airports. This was a change from the earlier… Read more »

Nine-minutes late costs Charoen Pokphand consortium chance of Bt290-billion project

Nine-minutes late costs Charoen Pokphand consortium chance of Bt290-billion project The court heard a testimony from the five petitioners that they had missed the 3-pm deadline for the formal submission by a mere nine minutes due to traffic congestion. The Central Administrative Court today ruled against a construction consortium representing Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) through five affiliates that tried to submit bids, after the submission deadline on March 21, for the U-Tapao airport and Eastern Aviation City development projects worth a total of Bt290 billion. The court heard… Read more »

State Railway Thailand unveils lowest signalling gear bids for 1st phase double-track rail upgrade project

State Railway Thailand unveils lowest signalling gear bids for 1st phase double-track rail upgrade project 21 August 2019 Investors from China, Canada and South Korea have submitted the lowest bids for contracts to supply signalling and communications equipment for the first phase of the double-track rail upgrade project, worth 11.4 billion baht, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). SRT deputy governor Sujit Chaosirikul said that for the signalling and equipment contract for the 169-km southern route from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon, the Chinese consortium made up… Read more »

Another Lao-Thai “friendship” bridge planned to be built

Another Lao-Thai “friendship” bridge planned to be built 20 August 2019 The Lao and Thai governments are planning to build another “friendship” bridge to link their countries across the Mekong river, bringing Vientiane province closer to the neighboring Thai province of Loei, according to the governor of Vientiane province. Vientiane provincial authorities had proposed the project to the government for its consideration, local daily Vientiane Times on Tuesday quoted Governor of Vientiane province Khamphan Sithidampha as reporting. “We are conducting a study on the location of the bridge,… Read more »

Myanmar continues coal-fired power plant plans

Myanmar continues coal-fired power plant plans 20 August 2019 Coal-fired plants will continue to be in use despite objections by different groups on grounds of health and environmental pollution, Ministry of Electricity and Energy deputy minister U Tun Naing said. He told the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature, that the government intended to go ahead with the construction of coal-fired plants to address the energy shortage in the country. “We’re planning to go ahead with our plan to build coal-fired plants in partnership… Read more »

Third phase expansion of Thailand’s Laem Chabang port uncertain

Third phase expansion of Thailand’s Laem Chabang port uncertain 17 August 2019 National oil and gas firm PTT plans to sign an agreement with the government to develop two seaports by December, but another project — the third-phase expansion of Laem Chabang port — has yet to be concluded on the state’s end. PTT Tank Terminal Co and Gulf Energy Development formed a consortium and submitted bid envelopes for the third phases of the Laem Chabang seaport (114 billion baht) and Map Ta Phut seaport (55.4 billion baht)… Read more »

United States invests in Thai solar energy project

United States invests in Thai solar energy project Funds developer for feasibility study 15 August 2019 The United States has funded a Thai energy developer for its feasibility study of a solar power project in Thailand as part of its Indo-Pacific commitment. Thomas Hardy, director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), said yesterday’s grant signing ceremony marked an important milestone in the USTDA’s role in Thailand. “It is a manifestation of the Indo-Pacific vision laid out by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last year. It… Read more »

New Radisson hotel to open on Phuket’s Mai Khao

New Radisson hotel to open on Phuket’s Mai Khao 13 August 2019 Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of a new Radisson property in Thailand, located on Phuket’s sunset coast, in partnership with Thai-Chinese Property Holdings. Set to open in 1Q2023, Radisson Phuket Mai Khao Beach will feature 222 rooms and suites. A collection of ground floor rooms will offer direct access to the property’s outdoor pool, and more than 20 of the rooms and suites will feature private pools. Radisson Hotel Group has signed a new… Read more »

Demolishing Bangkok’s historic British Embassy to make way for a shopping center

Demolishing Bangkok’s historic British Embassy to make way for a shopping center Pictures: ICOMOS Thailand Association A heritage organisation posted a question on Facebook following  work at the British Embassy compound in Bangkok. How can you demolish the British Embassy?  The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Thailand Association) said they had contacted the Thai Department of Fine Arts after two historical buildings had been demolished and the Famous Queen Victoria monument had been moved. They were considered “obstacles” in the multi billion baht sale of one… Read more »