Final Thai-Chinese high-speed rail contracts to be signed soon

Final Thai-Chinese high-speed rail contracts to be signed soon Progress expected on long-delayed first phase from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) expects the last two construction contracts for the first phase of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway to be signed soon, according to Deputy Transport Minister Surapong Piyachote. The 179.4-billion-baht project […]

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Bangkok Port saga never ends

Bangkok Port saga never ends Governments have tried to move Bangkok Port in Klong Toey to Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chon Buri province many times Bangkok Post Editorial Governments have tried to move Bangkok Port in Klong Toey to Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chon Buri province many times. The relocation follows an urban […]

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Why solar and wind are not winning

Why solar and wind are not winning By Bjorn Lomborg Despite us constantly being told that solar and wind are now the cheapest forms of electricity, governments around the world needed to spend US$1.8 trillion (66.3 trillion baht) on the green transition last year. “Wind and solar are already significantly cheaper than coal and oil” […]

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China-backed Funan-Techo Canal in Cambodia draws US questions

China-backed Funan-Techo Canal in Cambodia draws US questions Phnom Penh rejects claim that project could have military applications and threaten regional security A proposed canal in Cambodia is the latest China-funded infrastructure project in Washington’s crosshairs. The United States is urging greater transparency from Cambodia over a planned $1.7-billion canal that observers say could be […]

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Construction boom to drive machinery sales

Construction boom to drive machinery sales Heavy machinery sales are expected to rise by 5% this year, driven by the growth of the construction sector, according to the latest estimate by Chinese manufacturer LiuGong Machinery. Last year 4,321 machines were sold domestically. The construction sector is expected to expand thanks to new factory and housing […]

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Study looking to expand Samui airport under way

Study looking to expand Samui airport under way Move aims to handle bigger aircraft SURAT THANI: A feasibility study for the expansion of Samui airport to welcome larger aircraft and more visitors is now underway, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Monday. Mr Srettha, along with Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol and Deputy Agriculture […]

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