AoT seeks study in Bangkok airport dispute

The Airports of Thailand will hire Chulalongkorn University to appraise the costs of additional work done at Suvarnabhumi airport in the run-up to the airport’s opening in September 2006. The decision could help solve the long-running dispute between the AoT and its contractor, ITO Joint Venture. ITO Joint Venture _ comprised of Italian-Thai Development Plc, […]

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Thailand to Expand Space for Yachting With New Marina

With its distinctive limestone cliffs and emerald green water, as featured spectacularly in the 1974 James Bond film “The Man With the Golden Gun,” Phang Nga Bay in Thailand has long been a favorite of yacht owners cruising in Southeast Asia. Phuket Island has been the natural base of the region’s sailing community, but its […]

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Halliburton Awarded Contract Extension in Gulf of Thailand

Halliburton has been awarded a $120 million, three-year contract extension by Chevron Thailand for the provision of directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling (MWD) and logging-while-drilling (LWD) services for its ongoing offshore developments in the Gulf of Thailand. The majority of the wells that Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling business line will service are high-temperature wells that exceed 150°C (302°F), […]

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Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Celebrates Grand Opening March 29

Traditional Khmer music, Buddhist monks, Cambodia’s deputy prime minister and apsaras will help announce the grand opening of one of Southeast Asia’s most anticipated new hotels March 29 as the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra makes its debut. The hotel takes the stage in Phnom Penh as the first new five-star hotel to open in the […]

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Thailand’s Raimon Land to build The Vue boutique mall on Chao Phraya banks

Thailand’s Raimon Land to build The Vue boutique mall on Chao Phraya banks Luxury property developer Raimon Land will invest THB300 million (US$9.9 million) to open a boutique fusion mall adjacent to its The River condominium project along the Chao Phraya by the end of this year.   The Vue, located by The River’s main road […]

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Thailand OKs MoU To Develop THB150 Billion High-Speed Railway With China

Thailand has approved a memorandum of understanding for the co-development of a THB150 billion ($4.95 billion) high-speed rail project with the Chinese government, Permanent Secretary for Transport Suphoth Sublom said Monday. The MoU will be forwarded to the Chinese government later, he told reporters. He recently said the 620-kilometer high-speed railway project linking Nong Kai […]

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Thailand still studying nuclear power plant construction

The Ministry of Energy will keep on studying feasibility of constructing nuclear power plants in Thailand despite the alarming concern for safety measures in the wake of plant explosions and radioactivity leakage in Japan. Energy Minister Medical Doctor Wannarat Channukul stated that Thailand has not yet scrapped the feasibility study and will thoroughly revise the […]

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German Firm Awarded Airport Runway Contract

 The Ministry of Communications and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Brunei Darussalam have awarded an $80 million project to Dorsch Consult Asia Co Ltd involving the, rehabilitation of pavements and the runway at Brunei International Airport. This was announced in a recent press release on the German company on March 14, which said […]

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