Thailand’s Hitachi lifts elevator, walkway production

Ten-year plan to recapture leadership Japan’s Hitachi Group will boost its local production capacity for elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks in a bid to meet growing demand both in Thailand and internationally. The long-term plan extending to 2020 is aimed at reclaiming Hitachi’s leadership position within the industry. Phornthep Phornprapha, chairman of the local joint […]

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Phnom Penh welcomes new 201-room luxury hotel

The Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia, H.E. Tea Banh, presided over the grand opening ceremonies last week of the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, the first five-star hotel debut in Phnom Penh since the 1990s. As a representative of Prime Minister Hun Sen, General Tea Banh noted that the hotel’s opening was bound to improve the […]

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Residents stand in opposition of Laos’ Xayaburi hydropower project

Some 400 people from provinces along the Mekong River in the North and Northeast gathered yesterday in Nong Khai’s Si Chiang Mai district to voice their opposition against Laos’ proposed Xayaburi hydropower project, which they believe will have a negative impact on their lives. The protesters also signed a letter to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, […]

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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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Cambodia sets age limit for foreign husbands

Cambodia sets age limit for foreign husbands PHNOM PENH, March 16, 2011 (AFP) – Male foreigners over the age of 50 have been outlawed from marrying Cambodian women in the country under new rules designed to crack down on sham marriages and human trafficking, the government said Wednesday. Foreigners who earn less than $2,550 per […]

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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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Three new properties unveiled by Sofitel

Sofitel has announced the launch of three new properties – each incorporating the group’s So SPA concept – at locations in Austria, Mauritius and Cambodia. The unveiling of the 201-room Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra sees the hotel operator open its first Cambodian So SPA, which blends Khmer treatments with French-style spa care. Facilities at the […]

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Cambodia builds bridge to link ASEAN highway

The construction of Neak Loeung Bridge, a part of ASEAN’s highway, will play a vital role in boosting the development of Cambodian and regional economy, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday during a ground breaking ceremony for the bridge construction. The Neak Loeung Bridge across the Mekong River along the National Road No. […]

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