Steel body proposes complex in Burma or Koh Kong

Steel body proposes complex in Burma or Koh Kong The government should consider establishing a steel industrial estate in neighbouring countries at a cost of up to 100 billion baht for infrastructure including a deep-sea port, says the Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand. The institute would recommend Burma and Cambodia as potential locations for […]

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Airport Just Latest Chinese Foray into Burma's Transport Sector

A Chinese company will invest US $100 million toward the construction of an airport near Naypyidaw, the new capital built by Burma’s ruling junta in 2004, in the latest move by China to expand its involvement in the Southeast Asian country’s transport sector. The company, China Communications Construction (CCC), signed a deal to work on […]

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Airport Just Latest Chinese Foray into Burma’s Transport Sector

A Chinese company will invest US $100 million toward the construction of an airport near Naypyidaw, the new capital built by Burma’s ruling junta in 2004, in the latest move by China to expand its involvement in the Southeast Asian country’s transport sector. The company, China Communications Construction (CCC), signed a deal to work on […]

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The Yamu Phuket backed by Ong Beng Seng in Singapore

The Yamu, a luxury villa and hotel resort in Phuket, Thailand has secured financial backing from Singaporean investment group Hotel Properties Limited and the Thai KS Group in Thailand. Luxury villa and hotel resort, The Yamu, has secured financial backing from Singaporean investment group Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and from the Thai KS Group in […]

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High-speed rail has potential to benefit both Thailand and China

THE NATION The Sino-Thai bullet-train project should advance the interests of both countries, observers say. A Transport Ministry source notes that the attempt of Thailand to make the project happen soon could bring unwelcome consequences to the country. No evaluation has been conducted yet on all the economic impacts of the project on the country. […]

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Slowdown in Cambodia’s construction

Slowdown in Cambodia’s construction THE value of construction projects granted the go ahead by the Cambodian government has fallen 66 percent in value in the first 11 months of last year, compared with the same period in 2009. A report from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction shows 2,000 projects worth US$655 […]

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Mekong Dams will unleash untold misery

When Zeus warned Pandora never to open the box given to her, the temptation proved too strong and Pandora forever unleashed into the world misery, suffering and sorrow. Today, much like this mythical Greek tragedy, the decision-makers of the Mekong sub-region face a similar temptation in the form of a cascade of hydropower dams proposed […]

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Phuket's The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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Phuket’s The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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