Japan to help Vietnam build port in the north, airport in the south

Japan will provide about ¥500 billion in financial assistance to help Vietnam undertake two major infrastructure projects seen as key to promoting economic growth in the Southeast Asian nation, the Nikkei reported. Tokyo will tap its official development assistance funds as well as solicit investment capital from private companies. Japan’s first public-private aid deal for […]

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Japanese Firm Chasing Jakarta MRT Job

Japanese trading giant Marubeni Corporation has made its third offer in as many years to help build Jakarta’s Mass Rapid Transit rail line, Governor Fauzi Bowo said on Tuesday. After meeting with Teruo Asada, Marubeni’s president and chairman of the Japan-Indonesia Economic Committee, Fauzi said the company would have the opportunity to participate in the […]

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A-Power Energy receives advance payment for Thailand's Biomass Power Plant

A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced that it has received from Thailand’s Biomass Electricity Co., Ltd. (“Biomass Electricity”) an advance payment of US$ 8.97 million that starts the implementation phase of a project to develop a 150 megawatt […]

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Feasibility studies on high-speed KL-Singapore rail

The Government is currently undertaking feasibility studies on a high-speed rail connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) chief development officer Azmi Abdul Aziz said that the feasibility studies would take about eight weeks to complete. “We have done some comparisons with other similar high-speed rail links around the world such as […]

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Loxley investing in solar farms

Loxley Plc, one of Thailand’s largest trading conglomerates, has expanded into the renewable energy business by investing in solar farm projects in Thailand and exploring opportunities in neighbouring countries. Piboon Piboontum, vice-president for financial management, said Loxley’s joint venture was building an 8.7-megawatt solar farm on 215 rai of land in Prachin Buri at a […]

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Bangkok’s Central Embassy mixed-use complex to boast Thailand’s first ‘ultra-premium’ cinema

Thailand’s largest retailer Central Group recently announced plans to develop a THB13 billion (US$427.4 million) Central Embassy complex on a 9-rai plot of land acquired from the British Embassy. Slated to open in the last quarter of 2013, the 37-floor complex will comprise of an 8-storey retail mall offering a comprehensive mix of internationally-renowned luxury […]

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Hotel Indigo Phuket being built on Naithon Beach

Hotel Indigo, the boutique brand of Intercontinental Hotels Group, has announced the opening of its first hotel and resort in Phuket, Thailand. The new luxury hotel, being built by Tiansin Property Development Co. Ltd., will be Hotel Indigo’s second in Thailand. Their first, The Hotel Indigo on Wireless Road, Bangkok, is scheduled to open by […]

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