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Expansion plans for Krabi airport finished by 2022

Expansion plans for Krabi airport finished by 2022 The director-general of the Thai airports’ authority has commented on the expansion and refurbishment plans currently being undertaken at Krabi airport in Thailand’s south. Work on a third terminal building will be completed by 2022. Amphawan Wannako said that work is also being done to refurbish the existing terminal structures 1, and 2 including car parks. When the work is all done the airport capacity will be 3,000 passengers per hour with 8 million expected to use the facility annually…. Read more »

Expansion plans for Krabi airport finished by 2022

Expansion plans for Krabi airport finished by 2022 The director-general of the Thai airports’ authority has commented on the expansion and refurbishment plans currently being undertaken at Krabi airport in Thailand’s south. Work on a third terminal building will be completed by 2022. Amphawan Wannako said that work is also being done to refurbish the existing terminal structures 1, and 2 including car parks. When the work is all done the airport capacity will be 3,000 passengers per hour with 8 million expected to use the facility annually…. Read more »

Japan-backed bridge project begins in Yangon

Japan-backed bridge project begins in Yangon 15 February 2019 Construction of a Japan-funded bridge in Myanmar, seen as a symbol of competing interests between China and Japan, kicked off Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. The bridge, funded by a ¥31 billion (K427.5 billion) low-interest loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, will be constructed over the Bago River next to one that was built with Chinese aid more than two decades ago. According to JICA, a key objective of the project is… Read more »

Completion of bids for Thai-China rail project expected in March 2019

Completion of bids for Thai-China rail project expected in March 2019 15 February 2019 TRANSPORT Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith is confident of completing the bids for the remaining 12 separate contracts of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project, with the first phase running from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, in March this year. Arkhom said, after chairing a meeting of the committee on the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail scheme yesterday, that the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is preparing terms of reference (TOR) for five contracts of the third 144-kilometre section. Fair… Read more »

Workers’ call for Bt360 daily minimum wage in Thailand

Workers’ call for Bt360 daily minimum wage in Thailand As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1. All the provincial wage committees have already submitted their recommendations to the Central Wage Committee’s sub-panel to check facts and determine the most appropriate increment. This should be complete by the end of February, said Jarin in his capacity… Read more »

Cambodia’s 100 MW National Solar Park project moves forward

Cambodia’s 100 MW National Solar Park project moves forward The Asian Development Bank, which is backing the plant, is seeking project consultants. If built, the solar park would improve the country’s limited power supply and bring technical benefits to the national grid. 12 February 2019 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is moving forward with implementation of the 100 MW National Solar Park project in Cambodia, launched in June 2017. The lender has issued an expression of interest to seek project implementation consultants for design and construction of the… Read more »

Ascott Celebrates the Grand Opening of Somerset Maison Asoke Bangkok

Ascott Celebrates the Grand Opening of Somerset Maison Asoke Bangkok 13 February 2019 CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited in Thailand celebrates the grand opening of Somerset Maison Asoke Bangkok in an evening of glitz and glamour. Themed “An Evening of Timeless Elegance”, the event was held at the property’s own Blend Bistro & Wine Bar on 17th January 2019 to mark its successful opening since September 2018. The VIP guests were treated to an evening of exquisite food, great drinks and entertained to a live… Read more »

Thailand’s Bang Pakong Power Plant starts operation of generator using crude palm oil to help farmers

Thailand’s Bang Pakong Power Plant starts operation of generator using crude palm oil to help farmers 12 February 2019 The Minister of Energy pressed the start button for the commercial operation of the generator which uses crude palm oil and natural gas at Bang Pakong Power Plant, with the confident that it will help the oil palm farmers as planned. On February 2, 2019, Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy, chaired the opening ceremony for the commercial operation of the generator using crude palm oil. The ceremony was… Read more »

Renewables to eat up 21% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2028

Renewables to eat up 21% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2028 12 February 2019 Strong government support is pushing reliance away from natural gas-fired power. The capacity of non-hydro renewables may expand to 21% of Thailand’s total power capacity mix at 14,858 MW by 2028, according to a report by Fitch Solutions. The report forecasted capacity growth in the renewables sector to be robust over the coming decade driven by the biomass and solar sectors as the Thai government ushers the country away from a heavy reliance on… Read more »

Pöyry completes Owner’s Engineer Services assignment for two combined cycle gas turbine power plants in Thailand

Pöyry completes Owner’s Engineer Services assignment for two combined cycle gas turbine power plants in Thailand 12 February 2019 Commercial operation for Amata B. Grimm Power (Rayong) 4 and 5 Limited (ABPR4 and ABPR5), was achieved as scheduled last June and October 2018, respectively. Each with a 130 MW capacity, the power plants are part of a fleet of combined cycle generation plants owned by B. Grimm Power Limited located within the Amata City Industrial Estate, Chonburi Province, Thailand. Pöyry provided Owner’s Engineering Services for both power plants… Read more »

Bangkok’s mass transit Orange Line’s western section approved

Bangkok’s mass transit Orange Line’s western section approved Nod to the Orange Line’s western section, stretching from Bang Khun Non to Min Buri 11 February 2019 The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has given the nod to the Orange Line’s western section, stretching from Bang Khun Non to Min Buri, as one of the last mass transit projects in Bangkok approved by this government. According to an NESDC source who requested anonymity, the council on Feb 6 approved the Orange Line’s 235-billion-baht western section after the… Read more »