High-speed rail considered from Bangkok to Rayong on the Eastern Seaboard

High-speed rail considered China offers to help with costs, technology The Thai government could join with the Chinese government to build the country’s first high-speed rail network, says Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij. Mr Korn told the Bangkok Post the two countries were looking to co-operate in a government-to-government joint venture to build a high-speed rail […]

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Lucky Escape as Lift Plunges 10 Floors at Pattaya Hotel

  THAILAND – CONSTRUCTION Lucky Escape as Lift Plunges 10 Floors at Pattaya Hotel Sixteen people have been injured in a devastating lift accident at the Welcome Jomtien Hotel in Pattaya on Saturday. The group had entered the lift at the 18th floor before an unknown power failure resulted in the lift freefalling 10 floors […]

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Bangkok Airport Link to start commercial operation Aug 23

  THAILAND – AIRPORT LINK Bangkok Airport Link to start commercial operation Aug 23 Suvarnabhumi airport’s Airport Link commercial services will begin August 23 with special discount fares offered Suvarnabhumi airport’s Airport Link commercial services will begin August 23 with special discount fares offered until the end of the year. After presiding at ceremony during […]

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Thai local leaders meet to call for ban on construction of cross-border road project

  THAILAND BURMA BORDER – ROAD PROJECT Thai local leaders meet to call for ban on construction of cross-border road project Thai locally elected officials in Chiangrai’s Mae Chan and Mae Fa Luang districts held a meeting to demand ban on construction of a joint road project agreed between Thai firm and the Burma Army […]

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Bangkok ‘homebuilder show’ aims to stimulate demand

THAILAND – PROPERTY Bangkok ‘homebuilder show’ aims to stimulate demand The Home Builder Association of Thailand is seeking to further stimulate the market during the second half of 2010 through the annual Home Builder 2010 event which takes place on  August 18-22 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok.

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