Thailand's Landbridge project to highlight new oil pipeline from Andaman Coast to the Gulf of Thailand

The Energy Ministry’s landbridge feasibility study will primarily focus on the viability of a new oil pipeline from the Andaman Coast to the Gulf of Thailand, said Energy Policy and Planning Office EPPO Director-General Suthep Liumsirijarern. He said that between the two connecting spots which could not yet be revealed, oil depots would be built. […]

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Location, location, location: Myanmar's the hot new neighbourhood

Property agent Kyaw Saw leafs through a thick pile of real-estate listings in Myanmar’s faded commercial capital, Yangon. “Our customers used to be all people from the east — from China, Taiwan and Japan,” said the portly businessman. That’s changing fast. “We had no Westerners a year ago. Get in now before the rush begins,” […]

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Siemens receives its first wind power orders from Thailand

Mott MacDonald appointed on largest wind farm in south east Asia Siemens Energy has received two orders for a total of 90 wind turbines for two wind power plants in the Nakornrachasrima province in Northeastern Thailand. Purchaser for the KR2 project is K.R.Two Company Ltd.. For the FKW project, the customer is First Korat Wind […]

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Luxury home prices in Asia expected to slide further

Prices of luxury homes in eight key Asian markets are expected to slide further this year as the impact of new government cooling measures become more visible. In the latest Asia Pacific Residential Index by property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle, prices of high-end homes in Hong Kong fell the most – dropping by 3.3 […]

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Wind Energy Holding Co. Plans $550 Million of Projects in Thailand by 2016

Wind Energy Holding Co., a Bangkok-based wind project developer, plans to erect three 90-MW wind farms in Korat, Thailand by 2016. The three wind farms would, thus, have a combined electricity generation capacity of 270 MW. The wind farms would be located in Korat, which is north of Bangkok, in Thailand. This project is expected […]

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Property Prices Rocket by Burma's/Myanmar's Dawei Deep-Sea Port

Property and land prices in Dawei, also known as Tavoy, in southernmost Burma have sky-rocketing to hundreds of millions of kyat due to the development of the nearby Thai-backed deep-sea port project, claim local businessmen. Real estate prices are highest around Ar Zar Ni Road, in downtown Dawei, where most private banks have opened branch […]

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Highway, industrial zone proposed as solutions to Thailand's flooding problems

Experts are proposing a new highway linking Ratchaburi and Kamphaeng Phet provinces, western and eastern floodways, a new economic zone and an outer ring road for eastern Bangkok as solutions to flooding problems. The Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development (SCRF), chaired by Virabongsa Ramangkura, plans to seek a new economic zone for relocation […]

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Police raids two steel rebar plants in Thailand for producing substandard steel rods

Bangkok Post reported that the Department of Special Investigation has raided two warehouses and a steel rod plant in Bangkok and Samut Sakhon provinces, accused of producing substandard steel rods for distribution nationwide. Mr Tharit Pengdit head of DSI and Mr Pol Maj Suriya Singhakamol commissioner of the DSI’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and Environment […]

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