Construction News

Marubeni to build $115 mln instant coffee plant in Vietnam

Marubeni to build $115 mln instant coffee plant in Vietnam 22 June 2019 Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has announced it will build a $115-million instant coffee production plant in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Construction would begin immediately after getting all necessary permits, and commercial operation and supply would commence in 2022. The plant’s initial production capacity will be 16,000 tons a year. Last month Marubeni established Iguacu Vietnam Co., Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to carry out the project. The factory would mainly supply the Chinese and… Read more »

Engineer charged for crane fall at Bangkok’s Assumption Convent School

Engineer charged for crane fall at Bangkok’s Assumption Convent School 21 June 2019 Police on Thursday charged a construction site engineer in charge of a project in Bang Rak district of Bangkok with negligence, after a tower crane tipped over and fell onto a nearby school, injuring 10 schoolgirls on Wednesday. They have also issued an arrest warrant for the Cambodian worker who was operating the crane at the time. Nine of the 10 injured girls were discharged from hospital on Thursday, while one student who sustained severe… Read more »

Crane falls bringing down construction materials on 10 Bangkok Assumption Convent School girls

Crane falls bringing down construction materials on 10 Bangkok Assumption Convent School girls 20 June 2019 THE RENOVATION work next to Bangkok’s Assumption Convent School is being done without a permit and the operators had been told to suspend all activities since April 1, Bangkok Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang said, after construction materials fell into the school compound yesterday, injuring 10 students. The city administration said it would file a police complaint against the construction firm for recklessness causing injuries and property damage, as well as for… Read more »

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Signs Full Management Contract with Habitat Group for Asia’s First Newly-Built BW Premier Collection® Hotel

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Signs Full Management Contract with Habitat Group for Asia’s First Newly-Built BW Premier Collection® Hotel Bangkok – Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrates the signing of a full management contract for Bluphere, BW Premier Collection by Best Western, which will become the first newly-built BW Premier Collection hotel in Asia. The famous hotel group concluded a Professional Service Agreement (PSA) with Habitat Group, Thailand’s leading property-for-investment developer, for this striking new hotel, which is located in Na Jomtien, Pattaya, a peaceful beachfront destination… Read more »

B Grimm Power’s Vietnam solar projects come on line

B Grimm Power’s Vietnam solar projects come on line 17 June 2019 B Grimm Power Plc (BGRIM), one of Thailand’s largest private power producers, has confirmed that it successfully commenced commercial production from its two large solar power schemes in Vietnam with a combined total installed capacity of 677 megawatt earlier this month. All of BGRIM’s solar projects in Vietnam were successfully synchronised with the grid of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the offtaker, on June 3 for Dau Tieng 1, June 10 for Phu Yen TTP and June… Read more »

Total & Siemens propose scaled-back Myanmar 1,230 megawatt Kanbauk LNG-to-power project

Total & Siemens propose scaled-back Myanmar 1,230 megawatt Kanbauk LNG-to-power project 17 June 2019 YANGON — The European consortium behind a 1,230-megawatt power project in Tanintharyi Region has proposed scaling back its plans amid stalled talks with the government over financial terms. However, a senior government official told Frontier the revised proposal is unlikely to be accepted and the project now faces the prospect of suspension or cancellation. French energy giant Total and Germany’s Siemens received a notice to proceed in January 2018 from the Ministry of Electricity… Read more »

Minor Hotels introduces Avani and Oaks brands to Yangon in Myanmar

Minor Hotels introduces Avani and Oaks brands to Yangon in Myanmar 17 June 2019 Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of more than 520 hotels in 53 countries, will debut its Avani and Oaks brands in Yangon, Myanmar, with the development of two hotels as part of a management agreement with Kajima Yankin, a wholly-capitalized subsidiary of Kajima Overseas Asia. Construction work has begun onsite and vertical construction is scheduled to commence in 2021. The 250-room Avani Yangon Hotel and 221-key Oaks… Read more »

CENTRAL Pattana plans more malls in region – at least two new shopping centres in Malaysia and Vietnam

CENTRAL Pattana plans more malls in region – at least two new shopping centres in Malaysia and Vietnam 18 June 2019 CENTRAL Pattana Plc, or CPN, has plans to open at least two new shopping centres in Malaysia and Vietnam “as soon as possible” after the successful opening here last week of its first Malaysian shopping centre, Central i-City, built at a cost of Bt8.5 billion. “We are studying two land plots in the country to prepare for developing the next shopping centre in Malaysia, and are also… Read more »

Mercurius to buy 50% stake in Thai property developer, jointly develop Phuket resort

Mercurius to buy 50% stake in Thai property developer, jointly develop Phuket resort 17 June 2019 MERCURIUS Capital Investment is looking to acquire half of a Thai private property developer, Grand Bay Hotel, for more than 335 million baht (S$14.69 million), as well as to jointly develop the Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort, a resort in Phuket, Thailand. The Catalist-listed firm said in a bourse filing on Monday morning that it will buy a 50 per cent stake in Grand Bay from Thailand-listed real estate developer Apex Development…. Read more »

Thailand’s three major airports High-speed rail project mired in land issues

Thailand’s three major airports High-speed rail project mired in land issues Expropriation of buildings and homes along route behind schedule 16 June 2019 The high-speed train project to link up three major airports is still mired in land expropriation and eviction problems concerning 20% of the land required for construction despite it being expected to begin operation in five years. If the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) fails to hand over this part of land, approximately 2,000 rai, to the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP)-led consortium contracted to construct… Read more »