River closure held for construction of Cambodian hydropower dam

A river closure ceremony of the lower Russei Chrum river was held on Tuesday in Mondol Sima district of Koh Kong province for the construction of Cambodia‘s 338 megawatt Russei Chrum Krom hydroelectric dam which was invested and was building by China Huadian Corp. The ceremony was attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Chinese […]

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Swiss shower maker chooses Thailand

Switzerland-based shower maker Nikles has chosen Thailand for its Asia-Pacific headquarters and global manufacturing centre. The new production facility, worth an undisclosed amount, will be operational in 2012 to serve demand in Asia as well as Brazil and Europe, said Stefan Nikles, a vice-president and the head of the Asia-Pacific region. “We chose Thailand as […]

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Flying to Cambodia: A $1 Billion Aerotropolis

BY Jenara Nerenberg  The New Siem Reap International Airport is breaking ground next year, backed by South Koreans. How do you say “aerotropolis” in Khmer? Looks like we’re about to find out. Cambodia will begin construction on its very own airport city next year–the New Siem Reap International Airport, with an adjacent special economic zone, […]

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Six Senses takes off with flight perks

Six Senses, the international luxury resort and spa developer and manager, is gearing up to expand its private flight services and facilities at its flagship property on Thailand‘s fourth largest island. The Soneva Kiri resort’s Cessna Grand Caravan descends to the Koh Kood airfield off the coast of Trat. The company is acquiring a second […]

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High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

Construction of a high-speed rail link between Yunnan province and neighboring Myanmar, part of a project to upgrade transport connections with Southeast Asian nations, will start in about two months, a top rail expert said. The line, from Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, to Yangon, Myanmar‘s largest city, will be 1,920 kilometers long, said Wang […]

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China, Myanmar, Thailand to study 7,000-MW hydro project

China, Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to study a 7,000-MW Myanmar hydropower project that would be Southeast Asia‘s largest by generation capacity, the Chinese government and wire services reported. The $10 billion project would be built on the Salween River in Myanmar over 15 years, China‘s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said in a […]

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