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Thailand finally approves first stage of high-speed railway to China

The Thai government has approved plans for a long-awaited high-speed railway to China, meaning that it might actually fulfill its promise of beginning construction on the much-anticipated line before the end of this year. On Tuesday, Thailand greenlit the first


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Bangkok observation tower to be built with no bidding

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to build a 4.6-billion-baht observation tower in Bangkok without a call for bids, Athisit Chainuwat, an assistant to the government spokesman, said the cabinet agreed with the Treasury Department’s


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Thai junta to invoke executive order to kick-start $5 bln rail project with China

Thailand’s prime minister will invoke an executive order to allow construction to start on a $5.5 billion railway project with China, which forms part of Beijing’s regional infrastructure drive but has been beset by delays. The


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Japan keen on bidding for Bangkok high-speed train project

TOKYO – Japan has shown a high level of interest in joining the bidding for the construction of the 193.5 km Bangkok-Rayong high-speed train project that will link the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and three international


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Infrastructure works to gather steam in Thailand

From motorways to mass transit to double-track rail, 2017 promises movement on long-delayed projects that will stimulate economic activity. With the current government committed to calling the general election sometime in 2017, big-ticket infrastructure development is


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Thailand green lights US$25bil infrastructure projects for 2017

BANGKOK: Thailand’s cabinet approved an infrastructure action plan worth 895.8 billion baht (US$25.2bil) for 2017, as the military government ramps up investment projects to boost a sluggish economy. The army seized power in May 2014 to


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Thai Gov’t to speed up construction projects under Eastern Economic Corridor

The Thai  government has vowed to rev up construction of planned development projects under the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), which it hopes will form a new engine to drive economic growth. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who


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Thailand: Public works get boost

Almost 100 billion baht worth of contracts for public works set for the fiscal 2017 budget are set to be signed off on this month as part of government efforts to ramp up state spending to


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Thailand’s tallest building officially launched

MahaNakhon, the tallest building of Thailand, was officially launched with lights and sounds shows in Bangkok on Monday night. Lights were beamed onto the 314-metre-tall structure and skywards from the building as its developer Pace Development


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Thailand unveils economic blueprint for 3 southern provinces

The government has unveiled a six-year economic development blueprint for the three insurgency hit southern provinces that includes linking the region’s logistics systems with Malaysia and Singapore. Government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the blueprint


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