Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line HANOI, Vietnam – State media are reporting that Vietnam‘s capital has begun work on its first rail line. The Vietnam News said Monday that the 7.8-mile (12.5-kilometre) line will connect the fast-growing western part of Hanoi with the central train station. It will cost $1 […]

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Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line HANOI, Vietnam – State media are reporting that Vietnam‘s capital has begun work on its first rail line. The Vietnam News said Monday that the 7.8-mile (12.5-kilometre) line will connect the fast-growing western part of Hanoi with the central train station. It will cost $1 […]

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Local firm Concept i taps huge potential of Chinese malls

Local firm Concept i taps huge potential of Chinese malls The Thai architecture firm Concept i Co Ltd is eyeing prospective growth in the retail property sector of economic powerhouse China, where more than 1,700 new shopping malls are planned for the next decade. Managing director Geoff Morrison says there will be 1,766 new retail […]

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SCCC first to raise local cement prices

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN : Siam City Cement (SCCC), the country’s second largest cement maker, today will become the first local producer to raise its prices, as domestic consumption has been better than expected, thanks to growth in infrastructure and property development. Managing director Philippe Arto said the price increase by 200 baht per tonne mainly […]

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PTT gas separation plant likely to start next month

PTT’s sixth gas separation plant will be able to start operations within a month after receiving an operating permit next week, says Energy Minister Wannarat Channukul. Operating permits for projects in the Map Ta Phut industrial estate were due to be issued this week but were delayed after Minister Chaiwuti Bannawat said all permits should […]

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International Chain Takes Over West Sands

Mai Khao’s West Sands destination resort has entered into a hotel management agreement with Singapore‘s Ariva Hospitality. Industry veterans Cameron Ong (ex Ascott CEO) and Jean-Claude Erne head the new brand which has quickly grown to 8 properties in the region including China and Vietnam. Their development pipeline includes expansion into the Philippines and Middle […]

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Thai Immigration Introduces Jail Time for Overstayers

BANGKOK (thaivisa.com): — Allegedly tired of overstaying foreigners arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport with a valid air ticket and the maximum fine of 20,000 baht in their hands, the Immigration Department is now arresting and jailing people before permitting them to leave Thailand. Anybody who has overstayed a valid visa in Thailand beyond a period of […]

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