Asia Pacific, world's cheapest for building property

The Annual Construction Cost Comparison Report by EC Harris Research has revealed that countries throughout the Asia Pacific region have significantly lower building costs than their counterparts in The West, despite experiencing substantial economic growth. Now in its seventh year, the report compares building costs per square metre in fifty six countries worldwide against construction […]

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Asia Pacific, world’s cheapest for building property

The Annual Construction Cost Comparison Report by EC Harris Research has revealed that countries throughout the Asia Pacific region have significantly lower building costs than their counterparts in The West, despite experiencing substantial economic growth. Now in its seventh year, the report compares building costs per square metre in fifty six countries worldwide against construction […]

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Premchai: The Reluctant Builder

Premchai Karnasuta stands on the grass-lined balcony of his 40th-floor office, surveying the Bangkok skyline as the sun sets. “We’re building that one,” he says, pointing to a hulking apartment complex. “And that one,” he adds, indicating another rising block. He pauses and waves a dismissive hand at the site. “So ugly,” he says. Karnasuta […]

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Thailand revises high-speed rail plan, Laos link shelved

Thailand’s new government unveiled a revised plan for the country’s high-speed train network on Tuesday, prioritising domestic rail expansion over an ambitious regional connectivity plan being spearheaded by China. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced during her inaugural policy speech to parliament that three routes would be constructed linking Bangkok with urban centres in the north, […]

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Coal seen as Thailand's possible alternative to nuclear power: EGAT

THE NATION Coal has emerged as the next |possible main fuel for generating electricity when natural gas |runs out, since the prospects |for atomic energy have dimmed after a nuclear power plant in Japan was critically damaged in March. “If nuclear power will have to be deferred for at least three years, coal is a […]

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Coal seen as Thailand’s possible alternative to nuclear power: EGAT

THE NATION Coal has emerged as the next |possible main fuel for generating electricity when natural gas |runs out, since the prospects |for atomic energy have dimmed after a nuclear power plant in Japan was critically damaged in March. “If nuclear power will have to be deferred for at least three years, coal is a […]

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Thailand’s STFE Ltd and Khang Thong Group inks JV to build Vietnam refinery and power plant

Vietnam News Service reported that Thailand’s STFE Limited Company and Viet Nam’s Khang Thong Group, who have entered into a JV to build an oil refinery in Binh Dinh Province, will do the technical design for it together with another Thai company. They signed a contract for the purpose with PTTES Company recently. The JV, […]

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Asian Development Bank backs 750MW at ‘O Mon 4’ CCGT power plant project in Vietnam

The project is to construct a 750 megawatts (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant number 4 at the O Mon thermal power complex hence, the name O Mon IV – situated in O Mon district, Can Tho city, about 250 kilometers (km) south of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The project’s objective is […]

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South-East Asia Property Report names top ten luxury villa resorts in South-East Asia

South-East Asia Property Report (July 2011) named Karma Kandara, Bali (Indonesia), Six Senses Con Dao (Vietnam), W Samui Residences, Koh Samui (Thailand), Malaiwan Phuket (Thailand), The Village Coconut Island (Thailand), Banyan Tree Residences, Bintan (Indonesia), Nexus Residence Karambunai (Malaysia), Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali (Indonesia) and Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket (Thailand) as the top ten […]

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