The Yamu Phuket backed by Ong Beng Seng in Singapore

The Yamu, a luxury villa and hotel resort in Phuket, Thailand has secured financial backing from Singaporean investment group Hotel Properties Limited and the Thai KS Group in Thailand. Luxury villa and hotel resort, The Yamu, has secured financial backing from Singaporean investment group Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and from the Thai KS Group in […]

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High-speed rail has potential to benefit both Thailand and China

THE NATION The Sino-Thai bullet-train project should advance the interests of both countries, observers say. A Transport Ministry source notes that the attempt of Thailand to make the project happen soon could bring unwelcome consequences to the country. No evaluation has been conducted yet on all the economic impacts of the project on the country. […]

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Mekong Dams will unleash untold misery

When Zeus warned Pandora never to open the box given to her, the temptation proved too strong and Pandora forever unleashed into the world misery, suffering and sorrow. Today, much like this mythical Greek tragedy, the decision-makers of the Mekong sub-region face a similar temptation in the form of a cascade of hydropower dams proposed […]

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Phuket's The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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Phuket’s The Yamu Secures New Investment Partners

Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited and Thailand’s KS Group. Singapore‘s Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acted as an advisor for the transaction. While construction of the Hotel was suspended due to the global financial crises, […]

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The Big List: 2010's Biggest Renewable Energy Projects

Here we give you the biggest renewable energy projects that came online in 2010 in the all the renewable energy industries. Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to […]

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The Big List: 2010’s Biggest Renewable Energy Projects

Here we give you the biggest renewable energy projects that came online in 2010 in the all the renewable energy industries. Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to […]

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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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