development

  • Technology News

    Top 5 software houses to power up your digital presence

    In the dynamic realm of technology, software houses have become the beating heart of innovation and efficiency. Among these, Thailand has emerged as a hub, hosting some of the most accomplished software houses. “What is a software house?” one might ask. Software houses, not to be confused with software companies, focus mainly on software development for their clients in a…

  • Transport News

    EEC office finalises plan for high-speed railway districts

    The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) office is on the brink of completing a commercial development plan for districts within Chon Buri and Chachoengsao. This initiative is a segment of the projected high-speed rail system set to connect Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi, and U-Tapao airports. After a recent discussion in Pattaya City, recommendations are now being collated into an actionable outline for…

  • Business News

    Thai tourism federation calls for urgent supply development

    The Federation of Thai Tourism Associations (FETTA) has revealed its intention to present an urgent demand for supply development to the government. The appeal is due to a rising demand that is overburdening the existing infrastructure. This was disclosed by FETTA Secretary-General Adith Chairattananon. Adith explained that while the government has been keen on stimulating demand by granting visa exemptions…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mekong basin developmental projects threaten livelihoods, wildlife

    An expert in sustainable growth and fair use of natural resources has warned that lives and livelihoods along the Mekong Basin could be in jeopardy as a result of developmental projects. The 14,000-rai Wiang Nong Lom in northern Thailand, a shared resource and home to a multitude of freshwater species, has long been a haven for local wildlife. Now, however,…

  • Business News

    Mobile Cabinet allocates 552 million baht for Andaman Coast development

    A total of 552 million baht (US$15 million) has been allocated by the mobile Cabinet towards the development of 18 new projects across six southern provinces on the Andaman Coast. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced yesterday, January 23, after a Cabinet meeting in Ranong. The projects, proposed by the Joint Public and Private Sector Consultative Committee responsible for the southern…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket eyes 50 million baht funding for critical environmental projects

    A sense of optimism is in the air as Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat expressed confidence that the province would secure funding for two critical environmental projects. These projects are part of the emergency budget deliberations at the mobile Cabinet meeting in Ranong. The governor elucidated that each province has an allocation of 50 million baht under consideration. The funds are intended…

  • Business News

    PTTEP boosts gas production at Erawan to avoid hefty fine

    PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) is stepping up gas production at the Erawan gas block in the Gulf of Thailand to avoid a hefty fine. The penalty would be due to a failure to supply the volume of gas stipulated in a contract signed with PTT Plc, Thailand’s sole gas dealer. The chief executive of PTTEP, Montri Rawanchaikul, expressed…

  • Thailand News

    Sky’s the limit: Royal Thai Air Force gears up with plans for 12 sleek new fighter jets

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) announced plans for significant advancement, including the procurement of 12 new fighter jets. The development plan will be presented in detail at the RTAF Symposium 2024 next month. Phanpakdee Pattanakul, the Commander-in-chief, laid out RTAF plans, which involve not only the acquisition of new weapons and equipment but also the improvement of existing maintenance…

  • Thailand News

    Revolutionary Thai project turns waste into gold: The PARQ’s green secrets unveiled

    In a move towards environmental sustainability, The PARQ, Thailand‘s pioneering mixed-use development, has unveiled its secret weapon: a cutting-edge waste management system that’s turning food waste into nutrient-rich plant vitamins. As the first project in Thailand to achieve the prestigious LEED Gold® version 4 certification and the WELL certified™ core gold standard, The PARQ is not just a real estate…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri’s bright ambition: Aims to be top 10 smart city by 2037

    An ambitious vision to elevate Chon Buri into the league of top 10 smart cities globally by 2037 has been revealed by the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand (EECO). This grand plan, termed the Smart City and Commercial/Residential Hub project, aims to metamorphose a vast expanse of 927.2 hectares in the vicinity of the U-Tapao Airport into a high-tech…

  • China News

    Chinese father shows confidence in son’s future despite poor grades

    Even with a son who has the worst grades in his class, a Chinese father stood firm in a parent meeting, voicing his belief in a bright future for his child. The meeting took place at a primary school in Chingtao, Shantung province, China, where the father of the worst student in the class received commendations from other parents for…

  • Thailand News

    Water management advancements: Irrigation department propels development

    The Irrigation Department is pushing forward with the development of the Lower Huai Luang Basin and the Huai Pue Dam project to enhance water management capabilities and mitigate drought and flooding. Sunthorn Kamsee Mueang, director of the Office of Large Irrigation Construction Office No. 5, along with Irrigation Department officials and the media, visited the project site in Phon Pisai…

  • Business News

    Thai chamber calls for infrastructure development in secondary tourism provinces

    A call to accelerate public infrastructure development in 10 secondary tourism provinces has been issued by the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC). The move is hoped to push tourism revenue and transform these areas into main tourist attractions. The TCC, on Saturday, shared its development blueprint, which also aims to address social inequality within the 10 provinces currently under consideration.…

  • Business News

    Ayutthaya proposed as new logistics hub amidst Thai-Chinese rail development

    The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) proposed to the government to establish Ayutthaya as a new logistics hub. This development is in anticipation of the increasing investment stimulated by the construction of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail system. The suggested logistics hub would integrate with Ayutthaya’s existing rail, road, and river transport network. In addition, there is…

  • Thailand News

    Railway development gains speed: Thailand fast-tracks five-country rail link

    A plan to accelerate the development of dual railway tracks connecting five countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and China – was announced at the 4th iTIC FORUM 2023: Power of Connectivity and Smart Mobility. The 4500-kilometre-long Singapore-Kunming rail line, expected to be completed by 2027, aims to boost the capacity of goods and passenger travel, making it more efficient…

  • Business News

    Thailand seeks 1 trillion baht investment for southern land bridge

    The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning is organising a roadshow targeting foreign investors for the upcoming southern land bridge megaproject. Scheduled to kick off next month, the roadshow will span 10 countries, including notable names in the logistics and maritime shipping sectors, such as China, Japan, France, and Taiwan. The intelligence gathered from this event will be…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Airport’s future takes flight: Environmental impact on the agenda

    A meeting took place this morning to discuss the potential environmental and community impact of the proposed development plans for Phuket International Airport. The meeting, organised by the Phuket office of the Airports of Thailand (AOT), was held at the Proud Phuket Hotel near Naiyang Beach. The Chief Administrative Officer of the Phuket Provincial Office, Somprat Prabsongkhram, led the assembly.…

  • Thailand News

    Sky-high surprise: 73 year old aerial snapshot of Bang Khen field sparks social media frenzy

    An aerial photograph of Bang Khen field, taken 73 years ago, has caused a stir after it was shared on social media. The image, taken in 1950, depicts a wide-open landscape, dominated by the towering spire of Wat Phra Si Maha That Woramahawihan in Bangkok. Tiny buildings can be identified as the former district office of Bang Khen, established in…

  • Business News

    NIA Reform: Thailand supports startups and SMEs market entry

    The National Innovation Agency (NIA) reformed its financial assistance measures, shifting focus towards aiding startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in getting their products to market, rather than simply supporting the development of prototypes. This year, the state agency has allocated 300 million baht to support these businesses, to generate a 3 billion baht economic and social impact, which…

  • Economy News

    World Bank identifies growth potential in Thailand’s secondary cities

    The World Bank has highlighted the potential for growth in Thailand’s secondary cities such as Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Rayong in a recent study. The report, Thailand Urban Infrastructure Finance Assessment, suggests that these cities could boost Thailand’s economy if they invest in urban infrastructure improvements, such as mass transit systems and renewable energy sources. However, the study points…

  • Business News

    Businesses ride the AI technology wave: Boosting creativity and productivity in Thailand

    The world of business has seen a seismic shift as artificial intelligence (AI) takes centre stage. AI technology is being harnessed to enhance creativity and productivity, with millions already reaping the benefits. The rise in AI-powered products from startups and organisations is visibly transforming every industry sector. Canva, a widely used visual communication platform in Thailand, is a prime example.…

  • Thailand News

    MRTA advances 220 billion baht mass-transit projects in Bangkok and Phuket

    The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is set to implore the Transport Ministry to advance three significant mass-transit projects in the regions of Bangkok and Phuket. The ambitious trio of projects come with an estimated investment value of approximately 220 billion baht. Pakapong Sirikantaramas, the governor of MRTA, declared yesterday that these projects include the Orange and Brown…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s soft power strategy eyes tech and regulatory overhaul

    Thailand’s soft power is set to receive a significant boost, with creative content experts advocating for the removal of obsolete regulations and the incorporation of cutting-edge technology. This approach, they argue, will stimulate innovation and cultural assets. Asa Piwkhum, tasked with business and innovation development at the Creative Economy Agency, indicated that the imminent meeting of the national soft power…

  • Business News

    China’s rise as global superpower lauded by Thai-Chinese Cultural Council president

    Pinit Jarusombat, the president of the Thai-Chinese Cultural and Relationship Council (TCCRC), has acknowledged China’s ascension to the ranks of global superpower in terms of technology and economic might. The statement was made in light of the upcoming National Day of China, marking the 74th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s establishment. Pinit appraised China’s development, pointing out the significant…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and Cambodia to boost bilateral trade

    Thailand’s commitment to deepen ties with Cambodia has been firmly established, with both nations aiming to boost bilateral trade volume to US$15 billion (551 billion baht) by 2025. This was confirmed by government spokesman, Chai Wacharonke, following a significant meeting between Thailand’s Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, and his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Manet. The meeting, which took place in Phnom Penh,…

  • Thailand News

    School renovation in Nonthaburi transforms student restrooms into plush, mall-like facilities

    The Nonthaburi-based Nawanmintharachinutit School transformed its student restrooms with a luxurious and modern renovation akin to facilities found in large shopping malls. The school director, Rangsiman Yala, announced the upgrade, stating it aims to improve student quality of life and happiness. The school renovation received widespread praise on social media due to its pristine and contemporary facilities, making it one…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s expressway authority digs into land values with market survey

    The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) initiated a market survey concerning its plots of land located under and close to its elevated expressways. These 17 regions, which include prime business districts in Bangkok such as Silom, Phloenchit, Wacharaphon, and Asok, show significant potential for commercial EXAT land development. The survey aims to gather the perspectives of potential private investors, which…

  • Politics News

    Srettha Thavisin endorsed by US, EU, and Singapore

    Srettha Thavisin, recently elected as Thailand’s 30th prime minister, received a warm welcome and expression of support from the United States, the European Union, and Singapore. The allies are enthusiastic about further strengthening their strategic alliances with Thailand under the new leadership. Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, emphasized the shared values between the two nations and their joint…

  • Thailand News

    Thai railways: Double-track upgrade paves the way for 120km/h passenger speeds

    The Thai government is set to partially inaugurate the Map Kabao-Jira Junction double-track railway line next year. This Thai railway development will result in an increased speed limit for passenger trains, potentially enabling them to travel up to 120 kilometres per hour, a significant leap from the existing 50 kilometres per hour. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a visit to…

  • Business News

    Map Ta Phut port to see third phase by 2027, IEAT confident

    Reports from Thailand indicate that the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) remains optimistic about presenting the third phase of development of the Map Ta Phut deep-sea port in Rayong by the year 2027. The port, a notable part of ongoing development in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), is seen as an essential addition to Thailand’s infrastructure. Map Ta Phut…