Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified

Bangkok‘s Suvarnabhumi Airport extension ratified B62bn to avoid overcrowding woes The cabinet yesterday approved the long-delayed expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport, estimated to cost 62 billion baht. But the expansion, which will lift the passenger handling capacity of Bangkok‘s prime airport to 60 million a year, will not be completed until at least 2015, years after […]

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Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary

Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary A Malaysian firm has been granted permission to build a 130-megawatt dam in north-western Laos on a tributary of the Mekong River, state media reports said Monday. Malaysia‘s Asia Pacific Business Lin Snd Bhd Co Ltd (AP Bizlink) last week signed an agreement with […]

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Bt63 billion expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport approved: Sophon

Bt63 billion expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport approved: Sophon The Cabinet has given its green light for the Bt63 billion expansion plan for Suvarnabhumi Airport, Transport Minister Sophon Saram said on Tuesday. The expansion is under a phase II development plan of the airport with tie-over budget spreaded from next fiscal year to 2016, Sopon said. […]

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Thai PM to visit China in September

Thai PM to visit China in September Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will visit China on September 4 to finalise details of the Thai-Chinese joint venture to invest in a high-speed train project in Thailand, said Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij. The joint venture’s shareholders will be state enterprises of these countries, including the State Railway of […]

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'Bold plan' for Mekong area rail link approved

‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved A “bold” plan for a railway system connecting more than 300 million people who live around one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong, was approved Friday, officials said. Ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam adopted the plan which they called “a significant first […]

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