High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

Construction of a high-speed rail link between Yunnan province and neighboring Myanmar, part of a project to upgrade transport connections with Southeast Asian nations, will start in about two months, a top rail expert said. The line, from Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, to Yangon, Myanmar‘s largest city, will be 1,920 kilometers long, said Wang […]

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China, Myanmar, Thailand to study 7,000-MW hydro project

China, Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to study a 7,000-MW Myanmar hydropower project that would be Southeast Asia‘s largest by generation capacity, the Chinese government and wire services reported. The $10 billion project would be built on the Salween River in Myanmar over 15 years, China‘s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said in a […]

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Thai engineering giant signs Tavoy port deal

The largest civil construction company in Thailand, Italian-Thai Development, has signed a contract worth US$8 billion for an infrastructure project in Tavoy in Burma’s Tenasserim Division, the Bangkok Post reports. The Tavoy (Dawei) development project on Burma’s east coast to be built would include a deep-sea port with shipbuilding and maintenance facilities, a petrochemical industrial […]

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Ital-Thai looking for partners

By Yuthana Praiwan, Bangkok Post, Thailand Italian-Thai Development Plc, Thailand‘s largest construction company, will seek strategic partners to co-develop its 75-year landlease development project worth US$58 billion in Dawei, Burma. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta said more than 20 investors have been approached to become the project’s strategic partners and they would co-invest in the first phase […]

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Italian-Thai Signs $8.6 Billion Myanmar Port Contract

Italian-Thai Development Pcl, Thailand’s biggest construction company, signed an $8.6 billion contract with Myanmar’s government to build a deep-sea port and industrial estate, Vice President Anan Amarapala said. The project will be located in Dawei, less than 300 kilometers (186 miles) west of Bangkok, offering another route for exporters to ship goods to Europe and […]

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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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NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin

NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin Campaigners on Tuesday expressed concern against the members from the Lower Mekong Basin to continue building dams to meet energy demands. In an interview with reporter in Bangkok on Tuesday, Carl Middleton from International Rivers said that concerned activists have been calling the Mekong River […]

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