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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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Bidding terms for B16.5bn southern double-track this month

The State Railway of Thailand will release the bidding terms for construction of its planned 16.5-billion-baht double-track railway from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumphon province by the end of this month. SRT governor Wuthichart Kalyanamitra said


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Thailand’s Hua Hin, Rayong to get high-speed trains

The State Railway of Thailand has approved high-speed trains from Bangkok to Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan and to Rayong, costing altogether 247 billion baht. Construction is expected to start next year. SRT chairman Sarawut


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Japan announces USD7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

Japan’s foreign minister announced a multibillion-dollar initiative yesterday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows. In a speech at Chulalongkorn University in


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Thai-Japanese rail project set to be fast tracked

The Ministry of Transport is considering invoking Section 44 to fast-track land expropriation for the joint Thai-Japanese double-track railway. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the Council of State, the government’s legal arm, was reviewing an amendment to


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