Centara Opens the First Boutique Collection Resort in Vietnam

Centara Opens the First Boutique Collection Resort in Vietnam Located in a beachside setting on the island of Phu Quoc, the property is built to an intimate scale with only 36 villas. Operated under a management contract and previously known as Chen La Resort & Spa, Chen Sea Resort & Spa is Centara’s fourth property […]

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BioAmber, Mitsui and Mitsubishi Chemical consider constructing succinic acid manufacturing plant in Thailand

BioAmber to Supply Biobased Succinic Acid to Mitsubishi Chemical BioAmber, a renewable chemistry firm, has signed strategic agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical to supply of biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the agreement, BioAmber and Mitsui, a distribution partner of BioAmber, will supply succinic acid to Mitsubishi Chemical. BioAmber, Mitsui and Mitsubishi Chemical are jointly […]

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Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

by Martin Kelly With experience spanning over three decades, Bill Barnett, managing director, acquired his expertise working in the hospitality industry within both key and emerging markets. Always taking a hands on approach, he has developed an invaluable “grass roots” knowledge of the property and hospitality industry that is passed on to his clients. Bill […]

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Conergy will construct 12.4MW solar park in Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand

Together with Annex Power, the Bangkok-based systems integrator, Conergy will build what will be its third solar power plant on Thai soil in the space of a year. The 12.4MW solar park in Nakhon Pathom province, which will cover an area of 268,500m2, follows on from the recently-completed 3MW Ayutthaya solar park, constructed for the […]

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Project Management for Bangkok Metro Extension Awarded to Dorsch Consult Asia

Dorsch Consult Asia Co. Ltd., a Dorsch Gruppe company, was awarded the project management consultant contract for MRT Blue Line extension in Bangkok, Thailand. The contact has been signed. Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) Bangkok, Thailand is the awarding authority for the 27 kilometres extension of the underground light rail system. Just for the construction […]

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Singapore’s City Development to expand in Thailand and beyond

City Development is signing a contract to buy Laguna Beach Resort in Phuket next month. Singapore headquartered City Development has budgeted US$600 million (THB18 billion) to develop residential projects and take over hotels and resorts in Thailand and other Asian markets, according to The Nation. Suchad Chiaranussati, director of M Residence, a subsidiary of City […]

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Kunming-Singapore High-Speed Railway begins construction

The Kunming-Singapore High-Speed Railway began construction on April 25. The railway will shorten the travel time between Kunming and Singapore to only a little more than 10 hours in the future. The Chinese government expects the railway to be put into operation by 2020. The line, starting from Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province; passes Mohan, […]

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Thailand’s Hitachi lifts elevator, walkway production

Ten-year plan to recapture leadership Japan’s Hitachi Group will boost its local production capacity for elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks in a bid to meet growing demand both in Thailand and internationally. The long-term plan extending to 2020 is aimed at reclaiming Hitachi’s leadership position within the industry. Phornthep Phornprapha, chairman of the local joint […]

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Thai Ministry backs call to defer nuclear plants

IAEA warns Thai public not yet ready for them The Energy Ministry has proposed Thailand delay plans to have its first two nuclear power plants in 2020 by three years after the International Atomic Energy Agency said the country was not ready for the projects. Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) secretary-general Boonsong Kerdklang said […]

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Energy Ministry to postpone nuclear plant construction

Thailand Ministry of Energy will ask the National Committee of Energy Policy and Planning Wednesday to postpone the country’s nuclear plant construction plan for another three years. Boonsong Kerdklang, acting director general of the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), said the upcoming meeting on April 27 may be the last for this administration if […]

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