infrastructure

  • Thailand News

    NZ engineering giant Beca to drive Thailand’s green future

    New Zealand’s leading advisory and engineering consultancy, Beca, is set to shape Thailand’s future, following Prime Minister Christopher Luxon’s pivotal visit on April 17. CEO Amelia Linzey accompanied the business delegation, underscoring the powerful partnership between the two nations focused on green building and smart infrastructure. Prime Minister Luxon’s visit marked a major milestone in the Thailand-New Zealand relationship, particularly…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM explores potential projects with Italian investors in Milan

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin embarked on a visit to Milan, Italy, where discussions with prominent investors from financial institution Intesa Sanpaolo highlighted potential avenues for collaboration on key infrastructure projects in Thailand. During his meetings, the 62 year old Thai prime minister disclosed plans regarding the Land Bridge project and the possibility of hosting a Formula One race in Thailand.…

  • Guides

    Advancements in sustainable infrastructure for urban renewal

    In today’s world, there are many advantages of energy-efficient buildings, eco-friendly transportation systems, autonomous smart cities, sustainable infrastructure, and the use of renewable energy sources. These innovations are pinpointed as essential in diminishing carbon emissions, conserving energy, and bolstering our infrastructure’s resilience. The narrative highlights that these technological advancements not only safeguard the environment but also bring economic benefits and…

  • Automotive

    Electric car sales to surge by 2024 despite economic challenges

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts a robust growth in the sales of electric cars in 2024, despite economic challenges in certain markets. Key driving factors for this surge include affordability and the development of charging infrastructure. The IEA estimates that electric car sales will reach 17 million this year, a boost from 14 million the previous year. This indicates…

  • 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…

  • Phuket News

    Chalong council proposes 132 million baht infrastructure projects

    The bustling municipality of Chalong, in Phuket, held its inaugural council meeting of the year. On the agenda, a series of extensive projects requiring a hefty 132 million baht in funds were proposed. One of the standout projects includes an ambitious 28 million baht plan to revamp the well-trodden Soi Palai. The meeting was held at the municipal offices of…

  • Business News

    Steel dreams: Thai infrastructure boost sparks sector revival hopes

    Hopes of a revival in the stagnant steel consumption sector in the country are being pinned on the government’s impending infrastructure development projects. The fiscal 2024 state budget, yet to be approved, is anticipated to propel these initiatives, according to Chaichalerm Bunyanuwat, the president of the EAF Long Product Steel Producers Association. He noted that the steel and iron industry…

  • Business News

    Japanese firms urge Thai government to simplify customs and boost infrastructure

    Japanese businesses based in Thailand have urged the government to simplify customs duty rules and enhance transport infrastructure, in addition to introducing economic strategies to increase public spending. The Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC) in Bangkok recently communicated with the press to share insights from its newest survey assessing the business outlook amongst Japanese firms and investors in Thailand. The…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong actor’s extravagant French-inspired penthouse in Bangkok

    In the heart of Bangkok, an anonymous Hong Kong actor has unveiled his secret sanctuary — a lavish 5,000-square foot penthouse offering a jaw-dropping 270-degree panoramic view of the city. This celeb hideaway, designed by the renowned Soil Studios, combines sleek modernity with the warm allure of a French holiday home, creating an opulent retreat fit for a star. The…

  • Business News

    LiuGong Machinery’s blueprint: Constructing a new chapter across Asia-Pacific

    LiuGong Machinery, a Chinese construction machinery manufacturer, unveiled plans to establish three new factories and three machine assembly facilities in the Asia-Pacific region. The company is still in the process of deciding on the specific countries for these new developments, with Thailand being one of the potential locations. The commencement of these projects is anticipated for the following year, according…

  • Business News

    Industrial estates in Thailand surge 182% due to foreign manufacturing influx

    Industrial land sales in Thailand, managed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), witnessed a dramatic rise of 182% year on year in fiscal this year, totalling 5,693 rai. This substantial increase was due to the migration of foreign manufacturing plants to Thailand and the country’s government’s investment incentives. The sales figures surpassed the previously projected target of 2,500…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket set for 148 billion baht infrastructure boost to uplift tourism

    The renowned resort island of Phuket is set to undergo a significant infrastructural facelift, courtesy of a proposed budget of 148 billion baht by the Transport Ministry. The ambitious Phuket infrastructure upgrade plan includes the addition of a second airport on the island, a move aimed at transforming Phuket into a prime regional tourism hub. Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit disclosed the…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    Three more Thai provinces join ASEAN Smart Cities Network expanding digital reach

    Further broadening its digital reach, Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Ministry (DES) recently declared that three additional Thai provinces – Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Rayong, now form a part of the seminal ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN). This exciting development was announced yesterday, by DES chief, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, during the sixth annual ASCN assembly held in Bali, Indonesia. In…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket infrastructure projects face potential delays after expo bid loss

    Delays are predicted for the initiation of several significant infrastructure projects in Phuket, including the much-anticipated Patong Tunnel. Local authorities concede that these plans may not manifest as swiftly as planned following the province’s failure to secure hosting rights for the Specialised Expo 2027/28. Governor Narong Woonciew voiced this concern, despite Phuket demonstrating strong prospects during the bidding process. Governor…