Construction News

Many injured in Delhi bridge collapse at Commonwealth Games

At least 19 people have been injured in a bridge collapse on the site of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The steel walkway connected the main Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to car parks. The incident is the latest in a series of construction disasters to plague the project. In January a fire on site killed one worker and injured 12 after it started in construction workers’ living quarters. In August site deaths had reached 42, although human rights groups claimed the number was closer to 70. The Games are… Read more »

Would you like to help Bryan Robson and the Thailand National Football Team?

We received a request to help Bryan Robson (ex-England and Manchester United captain, and now Thailand National Football Team manager), Steve Darby (Assistant Manager) and the Thailand National Football Team. We have decided to put our Manchester City allegiances to one side, temporarily, and turn a blind eye to Bryan’s past exploits on the ‘outskirts’ of the City of Manchester, in order to help the our local and adopted countries footballing stars.  There is a football academy’s grounds / facilities in Bangkok, and if the cost of renovation… Read more »

Nuclear power plants moved out of South

Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Sawan are picked as the principal locations of five nuclear power plants, with combined capacity of 5,000 megawatts, said a source from the Energy Ministry. He cited huge local resistance in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani, which made it impossible to locate the power plants in the two Southern provinces. Advisor Burns & Roe Asia earlier shortlisted Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani from 17 locations, as the two provinces can accommodate the light-water reactor (LWR) technology. However, the ministry’s officials have so… Read more »

Lizhong Wheel Group to build S$21.7m plant in Thailand

Lizhong Wheel Group to build S$21.7m plant in Thailand SINGAPORE: Mainboard-listed Lizhong Wheel Group has extended its reach overseas with a S$21.7 million plant in Thailand. It has also established a subsidiary called New Thai Wheel Manufacturing to develop, manufacture and sell aluminium alloy wheels and its related parts from Thailand.

Appointment of CBRE Indochina to sell JSM Indochina’s property portfolio

Appointment of CBRE Indochina to sell JSM Indochina’s property portfolio 20 September 2010 – The Board of JSM Indochina Limited (AIM: JSM.L) is pleased to announce that CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has been appointed to sell the property portfolio owned by JSM Indochina Ltd , comprising assets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Making the most of Water

Making the most of Water  Sep 20, 2010 (Bangkok Post) The Irrigation Department is speeding up work to consolidate 114,000 rai of land in the vicinity of the newly built Kwai Noi Bamrung Daen Dam, with the help of a 1.58-billion-baht loan from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). Rapid progress is seen as essential in order to manage on-farm water distribution through land consolidation efficiently and avoid conflicts over water usage, say experts. The major challenge will be convincing residents of the need for each property to… Read more »

Side Order: In Thailand, a train runs through it

Resting silently beneath the crowd like a slumbering serpent, a single train track winds through the heart of Mae Klong food market in the small Thai province of Samut Songkhram. Flanked by bushels of crisp winged beans and water spinach, bulbous knobs of jackfruit and pallets of artfully arranged fish gawking in unison at oblivion, the narrow track serves not only as a place for vendors to display their wares but also as the market’s main walkway. Until, that is, the train makes an appearance. I am at… Read more »

Phuket sea gypsy cultural center moves ahead

The award-winning design of the Orang Laut Culture Center is one big step closer to construction now that the extra budget needed has been approved. The Phuket Cultural Office (PCO) announced they will soon be seeking tenders for construction. The center, which takes its name from the Malay Orang Laut, meaning “sea people”, will be built at Baan Laem Tukkae on Koh Sireh. PCO chief Tawichart Intarit told the Gazette that extra funding of 4,838,200 baht had been approved under the Thai Khem Kaeng (Strong Thailand) scheme. This… Read more »