February construction date for Siam Theatre site

The property management office of Chulalongkorn University (CU) will start construction of a new building at the site of the burnt-out Siam Theatre next February, with work expected to take two years to complete. CU recently finished demolishing the heavily damaged theatre and immediate retail space in Siam Square. Estimates for renovating the nearly seven-rai […]

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Power crisis looms without lower use

Bangkok and other densely populated cities could face massive power outages in the near future if Thais do not start saving energy now while opposing construction of huge new power plants. Sethaput Suthiwart-narueput, an executive vice-president and the chief economist at Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC), said energy demand by the commercial sector […]

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Two foreign firms submit proposals for DEE

A Thai firm and a Bangladesh-Korea joint venture have shown interest to build US$ 2.0 billion Dhaka elevated expressways (DEE), the country’s first biggest infrastructure project under public-private-partnership (PPP). Out of four short-listed companies, two firms came up with their final proposals to the Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) as the last day of RFP submission […]

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