Myanmar earthquake has no affect on Thai dams: EGAT

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Myanmar last night has not affected Thailand’s dams, according to state-owned energy producer the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). A senior EGAT official, Weerachai Chaisakaew, said his organisation, which is responsible for the safety of its dams nationwide, had reviewed data received at seismographs installed at all dams and […]

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Chevron Exec: Speeding Up Thailand Platong II Gas Project

Chevron hopes to advance the startup of a $3.1 billion natural-gas project in the Gulf of Thailand to this year, in the latest step by the U.S. major to cash in on booming Asian demand for cleaner-burning fuels. The acceleration of the timetable for the Platong II project from 2012 reflects rising Thai consumption of […]

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CSR denies merger with China CNR

CSR Corporation denied rumors of its merger with China CNR Corporation , reports dfdaily.com, citing a filing by CSR Corporation. According to Financial Times, the merger may lead to the creation of a monopoly controlling 90 percent of the domestic rail road equipment manufacturing market with sales revenue exceeding those of Bombardier, Alstom, and Siemens. […]

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Airport Just Latest Chinese Foray into Burma's Transport Sector

A Chinese company will invest US $100 million toward the construction of an airport near Naypyidaw, the new capital built by Burma’s ruling junta in 2004, in the latest move by China to expand its involvement in the Southeast Asian country’s transport sector. The company, China Communications Construction (CCC), signed a deal to work on […]

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Airport Just Latest Chinese Foray into Burma’s Transport Sector

A Chinese company will invest US $100 million toward the construction of an airport near Naypyidaw, the new capital built by Burma’s ruling junta in 2004, in the latest move by China to expand its involvement in the Southeast Asian country’s transport sector. The company, China Communications Construction (CCC), signed a deal to work on […]

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India starts river project in Myanmar

India has begun construction of a river port and waterway terminal in Myanmar, aimed at promoting trade between the two countries. Construction for the Myanmar-India Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in Sittway township of Rakhine state began Sunday, Xinhua reported Monday citing official daily New Light of Myanmar. The construction in the Kaladan river project […]

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Myanmar signs US$2.4 bil. deal to build gas pipeline

China has signed a US$2.4 billion loan agreement with Myanmar to finance the construction of a natural gas pipeline between the countries, media reports said Sunday. The loan was inked between the China Development Bank Cooperation and Myanmar Foreign Investment Bank on Nov. 30 in Napyitaw, the new capital, the Myanmar Times reported. The pipeline […]

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China to Build High-speed Rail Connecting Thailand and Laos

China has signed agreements with Thailand and Laos to build high-speed railways connecting the two Southeast Asian countries. The Beijing Times reports that officials from Thailand and Laos made the disclosure on Tuesday in Beijing. During the seventh World Congress on High Speed Rail, Thailand‘s deputy prime minister, Suthep Thaugsuban, said China is cooperating on […]

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