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MYANMAR – EUROCHAM CONSTRUCTION FORUM 2019

MYANMAR – EUROCHAM CONSTRUCTION FORUM 2019 Date:    January 22 Place:    Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire EuroCham Myanmar, together with leading European companies represented in the Construction and Infrastructure Advocacy Group, will be organising the EuroCham Construction Forum 2019 event. The forum will feature a diverse outlook on the construction industry in Myanmar covering topics such as:  Infrastructure Development, Heritage Preservation and Building Technology. Expect an insightful overview and discussion on the latest trends from several vital areas of the Myanmar construction sector. The panels will feature leading private… Read more »

Bangkok rises to 90th most costly location for expats – survey

Bangkok rises to 90th most costly location for expats – survey 17 December 2018 Bangkok has risen 32 places and entered the top 100 most expensive locations for the first time, according to the latest cost of living survey published by ECD International. “Over the past five years, Bangkok has climbed more than 80 places. The Thai capital now sits in 90th place in our cost of living rankings. The baht has strengthened in recent years, as the economy has expanded and the political landscape has stabilised. “This… Read more »

Lighthouse Club, Yangon Branch – Xmas Late Lunch – Wednesday 19th December, Brunch Society

Lighthouse Club, Yangon Branch – Xmas Late Lunch – Wednesday 19th December, Brunch Society The Lighthouse Christmas Late Lunch is back so keep the date free for this great event. The event will be held on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at Brunch Society starting at 3pm. You can book a table for your company & bring your friends and colleagues. Strictly limited to 100 persons Tickets are still available, but selling fast. Payments must be made by 30th November 2018. Pay either at the Lighthouse monthly networking event… Read more »

Latest news from Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Latest news from Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Dear TCN You may be interested to know some news concerning the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) : 1.The AIQS International Chapter had their AGM in Dubai, UAE on 19 October 2018 (see photo of AGM). 2.The International Chapter encompass all AIQS members outside of Australia and comprise of Councillors based in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. 3.The new Councillor (2018-2019 session) for AIQS International Chapter, Thailand… Read more »

Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley completes swim around mainland Great Britain

Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley completes swim around mainland Great Britain Congratulations to Ross ‘Rhino Neck’ Edgley who has become the first person ever to swim around mainland Great Britain. After 1,792 miles of swimming in 157 days, Ross Edgley has entered the record books – again – by becoming the first person in history to swim around the entire coast of mainland Great Britain. An amazing achievement. Watch the last weekly vlog episode here [ https://youtu.be/s4upUa5ABRs ] or enjoy all 24 episodes as i did to watch this… Read more »

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 15 November 2018

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 15 November 2018 SPET Monthly Members Meeting on 15 November 2018 – Talk on “Duty of Care in Unforgiving Locations” By Dr Asadang Dusadiisariyavong and Robert Tyler The ILO estimates that some 2.3 million women and men around the world succumb to work-related accidents or diseases every year; this corresponds to over 6,000 deaths every single day.  Not only does ILO research find that the construction industry has a disproportionately high rate of recorded accidents, but that… Read more »

Top 10 Thai Property Developers – Who Are the Best?

Top 10 Thai Property Developers – Who Are the Best? 18 October 2018 Condo advertisements are everywhere in Thailand. Whether you’re on the skytrain, driving on the expressway, or just walking around Bangkok, you’ll find lots of real estate developers pitching their projects. Practically any business can lease a billboard or buy an advertisement online. But who are the best property developers in Thailand? For the most part, Thailand’s top property developers are all listed on the nation’s stock exchange. Public companies are responsible to shareholders and must… Read more »

Thai Law – Foreigners Need Business Visas to Attend Meetings

Thai Law – Foreigners Need Business Visas to Attend Meetings By Wirot Poonsuwan, Attorney-at-Law 18 October 2018 A recent revamp of the work permit law has made life easier for foreign investors visiting the country to do business. Since it was enacted earlier this year, the Executive Decree on Administration and Management of Employment of Foreigners means they are no longer required to obtain a work permit to attend business meetings in Thailand. A legal peril few were likely aware of, it was in fact the case for… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018 “Brunch Society”, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, 7-9 pm Dear Members, Please note the Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held at the “Brunch Society”, on 31st October at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor New Green Light Group (NGL). Thank you. Best regards, nawannieaung AT meinhardt.net