Thailand to Build Coal-Fired Power Plant in Burma

The latest anti-coal protest in southern Thailand’s Nakhon si Thammarat Province has put further pressure on the country’s coal-fueled energy industry, which will reportedly build a power plant in Burma where it hopes to find a more receptive environment. On Thursday, 10,000 residents of Tha Sala District in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province formed a “human […]

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BMA's skywalk project 'over-priced'

The Stop Global Warming Association has called for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to review the planned construction of a 50km Super Skywalk system, a clutter-free elevated walking space, saying it is way over-priced. The budgeted cost per kilometre was five times the cost of a similar walkway project elsewhere in the city, the association said […]

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BMA’s skywalk project ‘over-priced’

The Stop Global Warming Association has called for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to review the planned construction of a 50km Super Skywalk system, a clutter-free elevated walking space, saying it is way over-priced. The budgeted cost per kilometre was five times the cost of a similar walkway project elsewhere in the city, the association said […]

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Phuket Crush as Delays Hamper Airport Expansion

By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison CONCERN is growing both inside and outside Airports of Thailand over delays to the commencement of the 5.7 billion baht expansion plan for Phuket International Airport. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha said today that he had been told construction would begin on the expansion in August. However, the tendering process […]

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Cabinet approves measure to help construction sector

By The Nation The Cabinet today approved the financial measure to promote the Thai construction industry’s overseas investment, with the Bt1 billion budget to reduce costs related to bank guarantees. Watchara Kannikar, deputy government spokesman, said the Export and Import Bank of Thailand is assigned to work with the Budget Bureau for the implementation. “(In […]

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EOC bags sizeable $45m pipelay & platform installation contract from new clients

EOC Limited has secured a sizeable pipelay and platform installation contract from new clients – Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Limited, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd and Chevron Pattani, Ltd – which are subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. The scope of work under the contract includes the installation of […]

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BMA to spend Bt15bn to build 'super skywalk'

Bangkok pedestrians are bound to enjoy greater convenience and increased safety, as Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has vowed to spend Bt15billion on creating the Super Skywalk System or the 50km of clutterfree elevated walkspace. The construction is scheduled for completion within four years. “It will make Bangkok residents move around more conveniently in crowded areas,” […]

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BMA to spend Bt15bn to build ‘super skywalk’

Bangkok pedestrians are bound to enjoy greater convenience and increased safety, as Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has vowed to spend Bt15billion on creating the Super Skywalk System or the 50km of clutterfree elevated walkspace. The construction is scheduled for completion within four years. “It will make Bangkok residents move around more conveniently in crowded areas,” […]

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Marubeni, Vinacomin May Build Coal-Fired Power Plant in Vietnam

Marubeni Corp., a Japanese trading company, and Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group are in talks about building a coal-fired power station in Vietnam, a Marubeni spokesman Yo Nomura said. He declined to comment on a Nikkei newspaper report today that said the station will cost $2 billion dollars and will be the nation’s biggest with […]

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