River closure held for construction of Cambodian hydropower dam

A river closure ceremony of the lower Russei Chrum river was held on Tuesday in Mondol Sima district of Koh Kong province for the construction of Cambodia‘s 338 megawatt Russei Chrum Krom hydroelectric dam which was invested and was building by China Huadian Corp. The ceremony was attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Chinese […]

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Laos to increase forest coverage to preserve hydropower potential

Laos to increase forest coverage in 5-year plan The Nation (Thailand) Laos plans to increase its forest coverage from less than 41 per cent now to 65 per cent by 2015, state media reports said. Increased woodland is important to safeguard the country’s water resources, essential to drive the hydropower plants that earn the country […]

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2,400-MW Son La Hydro Project Starts Generating Power in Vietnam

Southeast Asia’s largest hydroelectric power station has begun operating to help ease an electricity shortage in fast-growing Vietnam, news agencies reported. The first of six turbines at the Son La hydropower station has been connected to the national power grid, said the director of the plant’s management board. The US$2 billion, 2,400-MW plant is expected […]

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Vietnam powered up to beat electricity woes

State-run Electricity of Vietnam will kick-off the construction of the country’s third largest Lai Chau hydropower plant this week to ensure more stable electricity supplies. The 1,200 megawatt Lai Chau plant is located in northern mountainous Lai Chau province’s Muong Te district and in the highest step of the Da River’s escalading hydropower system, above […]

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Shangri-La hotels looks for expansion in Thailand

If some Bangkok hotels like to display ostentatious luxury, the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok has systematically adopted the contrary approach. Since its opening, the hotel has built its reputation on its sense of discreet luxury. Over the last two years, Shangri-La Bangkok has embarked on one of its most extensive renovations, transforming completely all the […]

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Vietnam to see thirty more Accor hotels by 2013

Accor, the world’s leading hotel manager and market leader in Europe, have set an ambitious goal of operating thirty additional hotels in Vietnam by 2013. PRLog (Press Release) –Accor, the world’s leading hotel manager and market leader in Europe, have set an ambitious goal of operating thirty additional hotels in Vietnam by 2013. Accor already […]

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Flying to Cambodia: A $1 Billion Aerotropolis

BY Jenara Nerenberg  The New Siem Reap International Airport is breaking ground next year, backed by South Koreans. How do you say “aerotropolis” in Khmer? Looks like we’re about to find out. Cambodia will begin construction on its very own airport city next year–the New Siem Reap International Airport, with an adjacent special economic zone, […]

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Gamuda expects nod soon for RM36bil joint MRT project

The Cabinet has yet to approve the Gamuda Bhd-MMC Corp Bhd joint development proposal for the mass rapid transit (MRT) system, said Gamuda group managing director Datuk Lin Yun Ling. However, he expects the proposal, which was submitted early this year, to be approved soon. Possibly, the Gamuda-MMC joint venture will be the project delivery […]

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Hanoi’s Metropole Closes 2010 on a High Note

The fireworks that recently erupted over Hanoi in celebration of the capital’s 1000th anniversary may well have served to herald the coronation of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Renowned as the country’s foremost hotel since Vietnam opened its doors to world travelers less than 20 years ago, the hotel in 2010 won a record-breaking 21 […]

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