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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Malaysia and Thailand to promote use of rubberwood

Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to promote the use of rubberwood by sharing information relating to the regional and international markets for rubberwood products. Earlier in 2010, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC), Thai Parawood Association and Wood Processing Industry Club of the Federation of Thai […]

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Ajinomoto to build new seasonings factory in Thailand

Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd. (Ajinomoto Thailand) has announced plans to invest JPY5.39 billion ($182 million) to build a new umami seasonings factory in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. Ajinomoto Thailand, a subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., has already decided to increase production capacity for nucleotide seasonings in Thailand. With the addition of the new umami seasonings factory, […]

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The Sarojin named the best hotel in Thailand

Thailand’s multi-award winning property, The Sarojin, is celebrating after it was declared the ‘Overall Winner’, and also winner of ‘Best Hotel in Thailand’, at the Thailand Green Awards 2010. The prestigious Green Awards are run by Tourism Authority Thailand in association with responsibletravel.com. These esteemed awards were presented to representatives of The Sarojin by Her […]

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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Elevator/Escalator Business Growth Strategies

Targeting 470 billion JPY in sales by 2016 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today its strategies to enforce its global elevator and escalator business with aims to achieve sales of 470 billion yen by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. By the same year, the company also aims to increase its overseas sales ratio […]

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Rolls-Royce aims to win Bt3 billion in SPP orders

Rolls-Royce expects to win contracts to supply generators to four or five SPP (small power producer) projects in Thailand over the next five years, at a combined value of US$100 million, or nearly Bt3 billion. “Thailand is now the most active market in Asean for sales of Rolls-Royce power-generation solutions,” said Mahendra Singh Chauhan, senior […]

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Thailand, China agree to speed-up kingdom’s high-speed train project

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday that he and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao agreed to speed up negotiations to construct a high speed train system in Thailand. Mr Abhisit met Mr Wen before attending the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou which was staged in the middle of the […]

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Thailand, China agree to speed-up kingdom's high-speed train project

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday that he and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao agreed to speed up negotiations to construct a high speed train system in Thailand. Mr Abhisit met Mr Wen before attending the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou which was staged in the middle of the […]

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