Thailand’s State jobs worth B595 billion

New government construction jobs worth as much as 595 billion baht could be ready for bids within this year, offering more potential to local contractors as long as political conditions remain stable, says Kasikorn Research Center. Eleven megaprojects are expected to enter the bidding stage this year. The largest will be infrastructure investments by the […]

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Fly to the luxurious Soneva Kiri resort on Thailand’s Koh Kood Island

IF YOU want the most memorable breakfast experience in Thailand, it helps to have a head for heights. If you’re a guest at the Soneva Kiri resort, on the verdant island of Koh Kood in the Gulf of Thailand, you can enjoy your breakfast a number of ways. For complete privacy, you can have it […]

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More Thai builders turning to foam houses

Lower costs plus export opportunities Knocked-down houses made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam have been a small and struggling niche market for three decades but builders today are seeing brighter opportunities to expand their reach to overseas customers. The Cement Foam Design Association, a group of small and medium-sized companies, says 20 of its members […]

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Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line Onnut-Bearing extension will slash travel time

The Nation A journey from Bearing to Onnut can take as long as an hour when traffic is bad. But it will soon take just five minutes, thanks to the forthcoming extension of the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit line. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) executives and the media yesterday went on a test run of the Onnut-Bearing […]

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Controversial Thailand power plant gets go ahead from board

The National Environment Board yesterday approved the Environmental Impact Assessment for the planned construction of a power plant in Songkhla’s Chana district amid concerns of problems for nearby residents. Even though the 860 megawatt-natural gas power plant received EIA approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment last year, ministerial regulations require that state-run […]

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Krabi attracts BT2 billion worth of new investment

THE NATION About Bt2 billion of new investment in service and hospitality businesses is flowing into Krabi province as players foresee good long-term returns, according to the Krabi Chamber of Commerce. The developments include a convention centre, a hospital, hotels and resorts, as well as airport expansion. Chamber chairman Phuvadit Preechanont said the Bangkok International […]

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Thailand's largest contractor says backlog value could swell to B300-400bn

Thailand’s largest contractor says backlog value could swell to B300-400bn Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD), Thailand’s largest contractor, expects the value of its project backlog could jump from 42 billion baht last year to between 300 and 400 billion this year. A 77-billion-baht contract signed in the first quarter for the Dawei megaproject in Burma outstripped […]

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Egat delays nuclear for new gas power plants in Thailand

Egat delays nuclear for new gas power plants in Thailand The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will build new gas-fired power generators to replace thermal-powered units scheduled to be retired in the Bang Pakong and South Bangkok power plants. The construction is in line with the government’s decision to delay nuclear power development for […]

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Thailand's TOT board okays 3G deal with SL consortium of Loxley-Samart for nationwide third-generation wireless broadband network

The Nation The TOT board yesterday went ahead and approved the awarding of a Bt15.99billion contract to the SL consortium of Loxley-Samart to set up a nationwide third-generation wireless broadband network. The approval came ahead of a general election and despite a complaint filed by the Ericsson-AS Associate Engineering (1964) consortium at the Central Administrative […]

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