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  • August 30, 2014

    The guitar hero in the room

    ... mighty sound quality to live up to the Marshall name. The speaker is housed in black faux-leather vinyl with a vintage-looking fret grille, both of which nicely set off the brass plate on top. The whole package looks truly authentic. You even get the iconic Marshall script logo on the front. And...

  • August 29, 2014

    Infrastructure plans to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

    The goal of the strategy to develop the logistics system and integrate all transportation platforms - rail, air, road and water - stretches beyond the Kingdom's borders, as some of the projects form part of a plan to link the country's transportation system with those of neighbouring countries, he said. ...

  • August 28, 2014

    Mega-project 'won't hike public debt'

    "This is based on real GDP growth of 4 per cent a year and inflation of 3 per cent," he said. He added that most of the investment would come out of the state budget except for 10 mass-transit lines in Greater Bangkok, costing about Bt700 billion, for which funding would be borrowed from the financial market. ...

  • August 28, 2014

    CoST help sought to set standards for procurement

    "We are in talks with CoST on how to set a standard for state enterprises' procurement procedures," Kulit Sombatsiri, director-general of Sepo, said yesterday. More discussions on the details will be held with CoST's representatives at the office today. The move came after the junta launched the strategic...

  • August 28, 2014

    Consultants for 2-track rail lines

    Completion of the study is expected late next year. The lines will have to be capable of handling high-speed trains, which will connect to China in the future. Chaiwat Tongkamkoon, deputy director-general of the office, yesterday said there was an urgent need for the two double-track lines. One is a...

  • August 23, 2014

    Next era in Thai-China-Asean ties

    Excerpts from the address by Sihasak Phuangketkeow, permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, at the international conference yesterday on China: Connectivity with The Asean Economic Community co-hosted by Bangkok Bank, Mitr Phol and Huawei, Asia News Network, China Daily and The Nation. ...

  • August 23, 2014

    Region must be ready for rising competition among major powers: Sihasak

    ... international conference yesterday, co-hosted by Bangkok Bank, Mitr Phol, Huawei, China Daily and The Nation, Sihasak said Asean faced a "dichotomy" of dynamic growth and rivalry among major powers namely China, Japan and the United States. China is a rising power and key player, both in the region and...

  • August 17, 2014

    Airport Link needs urgent maintenance work: Samart

    Samart, who was also a Democrat MP, said a section of track near the Hua Mark Station was eroded and several metal springs pinning track at a curve between the Lat Krabang and Suvarnabhumi stations were in a bad condition. He said that could pose a safety threat to passengers and train employees. Samart said...

  • August 14, 2014

    Rail network key for urban planning, experts push for dual-track system

    Urban planning could be more effectively shaped if the nationwide railway network gets on the right track under the policy plans of the ruling junta, a seminar heard last week. Though Bt2.4 trillion-worth of transportation mega-investment projects have been given approval by the National Council for Peace and...

  • August 13, 2014

    Hua Hin beach cleanup faces challenge

    As of today, the 60 business operators submitted a petition to PMāš‚ s Office, saying they would follow the order only if the rule is applied to all big operators in the area. All operators are told to remove their stalls and other items from the beach as part of the military-led cleanup scheme. ...