High Speed Rail Deal Bidding ahead for 2014

International bidding for Thailand ‘s procurement of high-speed trains to carry passengers and cargoes will likely be held in Q-3 of Y 2014, according to Thai Transport Minister Chatchart Sitthipun.

Thailand to limit much criticized practice of shackling inmates

Thailand officially announced that it will end shackling inmates with iron chains and bars at maximum-security Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi, ending a century-old practice which draws ire among rights groups as a human rights violation.

Central Group plans B90bln ($3bln) investment in three years

The Central Group of Companies is poised to explore new business and investment opportunities at home and elsewhere in Asean. A minimum of 30 billion baht has been earmarked for expansion during each of these next three years, according to a recent press briefing.

Trends for Thailand’s Economic and Investment in 2013

According to Thai Government official website, the Thai economy has enjoyed healthy growth and the Government is accelerating efforts to restore investor confidence and attract more investors.

Thailand caps mobile phones service fees

Service fee for Thailand’s mobile phones must be adjusted to be not higher than 99 satang per minute starting January 1, a senior official of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission NBTC announced today.

Thailand’s Chinese New Year tourism boom

Thailand’s tourism ambiance during the Chinese Lunar New Year festival drew large numbers of Thai and foreign travellers streaming into the major southern province of Songkhla as well as the northern province of Chiang Rai.

Only five minutes from busy Phuket, Koh Naka paradise island

Only a five-minute ride by speed boat from Phuket, Koh Naka is an utterly different world. It is quiet and does not have any nocturnal entertainment because the island is home to a Muslim community.

PTT Exploration and Production wins concession for two oil blocks in Myanmar

PTT Exploration and Production Plc, PTTEP has won its bids for two onshore oil blocks in Myanmar, Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said Wednesday after he met his Myanmar counterpart U Than Htay on Tuesday.