BMA to spend Bt15bn to build 'super skywalk'

Bangkok pedestrians are bound to enjoy greater convenience and increased safety, as Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has vowed to spend Bt15billion on creating the Super Skywalk System or the 50km of clutterfree elevated walkspace. The construction is scheduled for completion within four years. “It will make Bangkok residents move around more conveniently in crowded areas,” […]

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Marubeni, Vinacomin May Build Coal-Fired Power Plant in Vietnam

Marubeni Corp., a Japanese trading company, and Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group are in talks about building a coal-fired power station in Vietnam, a Marubeni spokesman Yo Nomura said. He declined to comment on a Nikkei newspaper report today that said the station will cost $2 billion dollars and will be the nation’s biggest with […]

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Siemens Thailand Receives Two Major Orders

Siemens Thailand Receives Two Major Orders Siemens Energy has been awarded contracts from Thailand for a total of 16 SGT-800 industrial gas turbines for combined cycle cogeneration plant under Thailand´s Small Power Producer program. For the end customer Gulf JP, an independent power producer headquartered in Bangkok, Siemens will supply via EPC contractor Toyo Engineering […]

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Seadrill secures new contract for tender rig in Thailand

Seadrill secures new contract for tender rig in Thailand Seadrill has agreed a new three-year contract with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production offshore Thailand for the tender rig T12 with a two- year option period. Estimated contract value is approximately US$132 million, and commencement of the assignment is scheduled for the second quarter this year, in […]

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Thailand developing dengue vaccine

Thailand developing dengue vaccine Researchers in Thailand say they have developed a prototype vaccine against dengue fever and will conduct further tests with the aim of bringing it to market within a decade. The vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease was jointly developed by scientists from Thailand’s Chiang Mai University, Mahidol University and the government’s National […]

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Jakarta learning From Other Cities’ Traffic Solutions

Here are some facts to ponder. Over the next 10 years, Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur will spend billions of dollars to expand and enhance their existing mass rapid transit systems. Each city has a comprehensive plan to improve their public transportation systems to cope with growth and ensure that they do not become gridlocked. […]

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Loxley eager to invest in Dawei project

SET-listed Loxley Plc, one of Thailand’s oldest and biggest trading conglomerates, is making its return to Burma after an absence of several years by studying the opportunities to invest in the massive Dawei development project. Jingjai Hanchanlash, an adviser to the company, said a team would visit Burma next month to look at project feasibility […]

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Seven deals move Blue Line extension closer

THE NATION The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) yesterday signed seven contracts for the Blue Line MRT extension with bid winners and urged them to finish construction ahead of schedule. Five of the deals were civil-work contracts. Italian-Thai Development won the first, to design and build the 2.8-kilometre underground route from Hua Lamphong to Sanam […]

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Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel construction underway in Thailand

Construction work is in progress on the new-build, 24-storey Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, and a conversion project to be re-branded as DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Thailand. The Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel will offer 287 guest rooms including 35 suites and feature food and beverage outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and a lobby […]

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Japanese keen on Burma's Dawei work

Thailand has welcomed interest by Japanese investors in partnerships with Thai companies to invest in Burma’s $58-billion Dawei development project. The proposal emerged during meetings this week in Bangkok involving representatives of Nippon Keidanren, which represents leading Japanese companies such as Sumitomo, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toray Industries, Mizuho Financial Group, and All Nippon Airways. Japanese companies […]

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