LAOS investors interested in Thai Real Estate

About one-third of the leading business investors in the neighbouring Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) are interested in buying properties in Thailand, according to a survey by Thailand’s Agency for Real Estate Affairs (AREA). AREA president Sopon Pornchokchai said the survey was conducted among 150 leading Lao businessmen who attended a seminar on property […]

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Special Report: Bangkok Airport Railway Link

Airport Railway Link’s new route, or phase 2, is under construction even though its date of completion has yet to be finalized. The new route is expected to help promote Thailand as an aviation hub in the Southeast Asian Region. On August 23, 2010, Thailand’s long-awaited project has finally opened its door to the public. […]

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Construction on railway connecting China, Laos to begin in late October

A state news agency says construction will start this month on a railway from southern China to Laos, further connecting the country with its Southeast Asian neighbours. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday that the 530-kilometre railway will connect Xishuangbanna city in the southern province of Yunnan to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Work […]

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Accor and IMPACT Exhibition Management team up to open Novotel Bangkok Impact

Novotel Bangkok Impact will be located within one of Asia’s largest dedicated Event, Convention and Exhibition Centres Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, announced today the signing of Novotel Bangkok Impact. Being developed by IMPACT Exhibition Management, Novotel Bangkok Impact will open in early 2011. This newly built hotel with 380 guest rooms […]

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World green groups will fight Lao dam across Mekong

Environmental and conservation networks in six countries have vowed to fight a big dam planned across the Mekong River at Sayabouri in Laos. “We have been gathering signatures of people who are against this dam,” Thailand’s Chiang Khong Conservation Group leader Niwat Roykaew said at an international meeting in Mexico. “We will fight to the […]

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Lao PDR's Pakse Airport ready for service

Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport is now ready to offer services to support a range of mid-sized aircraft of about 150 seats thanks to the Thai government which has been providing financial support to its landlocked neighbour, the Lao PDR, in an attempt to expand transportation routes and other related projects. The airport upgrade in the […]

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Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport ready for service

Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport is now ready to offer services to support a range of mid-sized aircraft of about 150 seats thanks to the Thai government which has been providing financial support to its landlocked neighbour, the Lao PDR, in an attempt to expand transportation routes and other related projects. The airport upgrade in the […]

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Thai Govt eyes LNG to compensate declining natural gas supply

The Ministry of Energy prepares to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) for electricity generation as the amount of natural gas available in the country is found to be on a sharp decline. Deputy Permanent Secretary for Energy Norkhun Sitthipong explained that the energy demand in Thailand over the next twenty years was expected to increase […]

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