Design services industry sees sluggish recovery

Design services industry sees sluggish recovery Beaumont Partners Co, a local architectural and interior design firm, expects foreign clients to remain cautious in their spending on design services for the next few months, if not years, due to an absence of confidence caused by the recent political unrest. Yupa Chongpatiyutt, a company partner, said that […]

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Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020

Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020 Electricity sector leaders in Laos have said the country will build at least two hydropower plants every year until 2020, according to wire reports from the region. To date, the country has a total of 14 hydroelectric power plants, with a combined capacity of […]

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Thai Ch Karnchang wins another rail contract

Thai Ch Karnchang wins another rail contract Ch Karnchang’s 5.03 bln baht bid lower than two rivals Thailand’s Ch Karnchang Pcl has offered the lowest bid to build a rail system, part of Bangkok’s 52 billion baht ($1.65 billion) “blue line” mass transit project, a government agency said on Tuesday (24 August 2010). Ch Karnchang’s […]

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Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified

Bangkok‘s Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified B62bn to avoid overcrowding woes The cabinet yesterday approved the long-delayed expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport, estimated to cost 62 billion baht. But the expansion, which will lift the passenger handling capacity of Bangkok‘s prime airport to 60 million a year, will not be completed until at least 2015, years after […]

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Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified

Bangkok‘s Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified B62bn to avoid overcrowding woes The cabinet yesterday approved the long-delayed expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport, estimated to cost 62 billion baht. But the expansion, which will lift the passenger handling capacity of Bangkok‘s prime airport to 60 million a year, will not be completed until at least 2015, years after […]

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Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary

Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary A Malaysian firm has been granted permission to build a 130-megawatt dam in north-western Laos on a tributary of the Mekong River, state media reports said Monday. Malaysia‘s Asia Pacific Business Lin Snd Bhd Co Ltd (AP Bizlink) last week signed an agreement with […]

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Bt63 billion expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport approved: Sophon

Bt63 billion expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport approved: Sophon The Cabinet has given its green light for the Bt63 billion expansion plan for Suvarnabhumi Airport, Transport Minister Sophon Saram said on Tuesday. The expansion is under a phase II development plan of the airport with tie-over budget spreaded from next fiscal year to 2016, Sopon said. […]

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