Thai PTTEP wins bid for 2 Myanmar oil blocks – says minister

Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Pcl has won bids for two onshore petroleum blocks in Myanmar, Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthanphan said on Wednesday. “We won two, that’s for sure,” Pichai told reporters, adding that the blocks were close to the capital, Naypyitaw. Pichai returned to Thailand late on Tuesday after accompanying Prime Minister Yingluck […]

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Expat property: time for a Thai buy

Little-known island destinations are stoking investor interest in the Zen paradise of Thailand Published in 1997, Alex Garland’s bestselling novel The Beach plugged a gap in the Generation X book market with its “new age” utopia tale of a disaffected back-packer in search of an exotic hideaway untouched by the cancer of tourism. It was […]

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Thailand: Phuket’s Deep Sea Port Expansion Gets Support

Deputy Minister of Transport Kittisakdi Hathasongkorh recently vowed to support plans to expand Phuket’s Deep Sea Port, which have run aground over its environmental impact assessment (EIA) report. At a meeting at Phuket’s Deep Sea Port, Phuket Marine Office Chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut explained to Mr Kittisakdi that his office had been working for more than […]

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Myanmar opens international airport in new capital

Myanmar opened a new international airport in its capital Naypyitaw Monday, with regional leaders the first to use the new facility that will handle up to 65,000 flights per year. Naypyitaw International Airport will be Myanmar’s third international facility after Mandalay and the commercial capital Yangon. The airport was developed by Burmese construction company Asia […]

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EGAT plans 600MW replacement power plant to replace the Mae Mo generating facility in Lampang

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is preparing to built a new 600-megawatt power plant to replace the Mae Mo generating facility in Lampang, which is to be decommissioned after operating for 25 years, to increase production efficiency. The new power plant is expected to require investment of between Bt10 billion and Bt20 billion. […]

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Thailand Construction News Most Popular News Stories of the Past Year (2011): nos 11-20

It is just over a year since we launched Thailand Construction News website, and in that time we have brought to your attention more than one thousand (+1000) news stories. You might be interested to know that the following news stories are Thailand Construction News most popular news stories of the past year nos. 11-20. […]

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Thailand Construction News Most Popular Blog Articles of the Past Year (2011): nos 11-20

It is just over a year since we launched Thailand Construction News website. You might be interested to know that the following Blog Articles are Thailand Construction News most popular Blog Articles of the past year nos. 11-20. In the next issue of Thailand Construction News we will bring you the most popular Blog Articles […]

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Builk.com offers small and medium-sized construction firms free software and application services

Small and medium-sized construction firms can now avail free of charge Web-based software and application services, thanks to the efforts of local software company Builk Asia, which has developed construction software called Builk.com. Builk.com is an online and social network platform offering free construction business software. Builk Asia’s business development director Patai Padungtin said that […]

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Consider indoor environment-safety when choosing Wood Flooring

Laminate flooring often made of melamine resin, a compound made with formaldehyde. In the EU, the maximum allowed concentration of formaldehyde in finished wood flooring products is 0.2%, and any product that exceeds .05% has to include a warning that the product contains formaldehyde. Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in United States and […]

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Bamboo Isn't Just For Pandas Anymore: The Ultimate Guide to Bamboo Flooring

Hardwood flooring has been all the rage with homeowners in recent years. Hardwood floors can increase the value of your home tremendously, are easy to take care of and can be installed by you or a professional. Wood floors are also great for people with allergies. Unlike carpet, which traps dust mites and other allergens, […]

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