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  • May 27, 2015

    Way clear for joint rail project

    Newly appointed Deputy Government Spokesman Colonel Weerachon Sukhondha-patipak said that under the agreement, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency would work with their Thai counterparts to develop and upgrade the railway system...

    Business
  • May 27, 2015

    Train services to southern border provinces resumed Wednesday morning

    The train derailed Tuesday evening. Officials said the derailment was caused by old and defective railway, not by insurgency attack.

    Breakingnews
  • May 26, 2015

    Development of SRT's Makkasan plot to be submitted to Cabinet in July

    He said the Treasury Department will conclude the plan at the end of June and Finance Minister Sommai Phasi will submit it to the board of the State Enterprises Policy Office to consider before it will be submitted to the Cabinet.

    Breakingnews
  • May 20, 2015

    Move to restructure debts of four state agencies totalling Bt700 billion

    Of four state agencies, three the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), and Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), all of which made borrowings following the state policy. The other is Social Security Office (SSO), which the government has seen its accrued contribution to social insurance...

    Business
  • May 20, 2015

    Locals worried about Dawei port's halt

    They said that the halt has resulted in delays in compensations to the locals affected by the development project. A total of 16 villages, including Htain Kyi, Le Shaung, Paradat, Mayin Kyi and Mudu, are due to be relocated by the project. "They announced that the project would be starting soon but...

    Aec
  • May 20, 2015

    Special law to tackle Bt700 bn public debt

    Thirat Atanavanich, the deputy director general of the office, said the draft law will soon be submitted to Finance Minister Sommai Phasee and Deputy Prime Minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula. The draft law will specify that the debt must be repaid in 20 years. The four state agencies involved are Bank...

    Breakingnews
  • May 18, 2015

    Myanmar acknowledges "concern" over migrant exodus

    Information Minister Ye Htut said his country understood "the concerns (of) the international community on the people in the sea". "Instead of blaming Myanmar for all these problems... all these issues should be solved by the regional partners," he added in English following a briefing between government...

    Breakingnews
  • May 15, 2015

    Developers eager to bid for four huge landmark projects

    Original plans for development of the sites have been delayed since 2009. The four plots are: 223 rai (35.6 hectares) at Khlong Toei Port, near Rama IV Road, on land owned by the Port Authority of Thailand; 490 rai in the Makkasan area, close to the Airport Link rail station and owned by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT); 63 rai in the...

    Business
  • May 14, 2015

    Engineers call for quake-resistant buildings

    Last week saw a 4.6-magnitude undersea quake and another of similar power near Koh Yao district in Phang Nga province, but no injury or serious damage was reported. Amorn Pimanmas, deputy chief of the council, said buildings in the capital and its suburbs, which sat on a soft layer of soil, should have ferro...

    National
  • May 12, 2015

    Japan keen on three rail projects

    JAPAN YESTERDAY signalled its intention to help develop multibillion-baht high-speed railway routes in Thailand while also investing in the Dawei port and industrial-estate projects in Myanmar. The development followed a meeting between Hiroto Izumi, special economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

    National