‘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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Bangkok developers grab Ratchadamri Road’s last plot

Bangkok developers grab Ratchadamri Road’s last plot Scene of some of the fiercest fighting in May’s bloody crackdown and home to some of Bangkok’s finest establishments, including hotels the Hyatt Erawan and Four Seasons and the soon to be completed St Regis Residences, Ratchadamri Road in the centre of Bangkok, is set for a new […]

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Egat wants ASEAN power pool to ease supply shortages

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is discussing a pooled power facility and generation grid with other ASEAN members. “If this region can develop a power facility through a single system, it could maximize utilization and save investment costs of $788m for 15 future power projects across the region,” said Suthep Chimklai, director of […]

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Siemens awarded contracts to build two combined-cycle power plants in India

Siemens Energy Sector has been awarded contracts for the turnkey construction of two combined-cycle power plants, including long-term service agreements in India. Siemens will erect the DGEN power plant on behalf of Torrent Energy Limited, in the port sity of Dahej on the southwest coast of the state of Gujarat. The DGEN power plant will […]

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Vietnam announces ambitious plans to build 15 GW of nuclear power by 2030

VIETNAM – NUCLEAR POWER Vietnam announces ambitious plans to build 15 GW of nuclear power by 2030 Vietnam plans to have 13 nuclear reactors online by 2030, with a combined capacity of 15 GW. According to a development plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, nuclear power will account for 10 per cent of […]

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