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SMEs in 8 provinces to get Pracha Rath loans

The Department of Industrial Promotion will extend loans initially totalling Bt20 billion from a Pracha Rath fund for SME development in eight provinces, starting with Songkhla on May 24. Eight provinces have been initially targeted for the programme. Besides Songkhla, they are Krabi, Chon Buri, ...

Thailand plans to buy Cambodian water

Thailand’s listed Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Plc’s subsidiary Universal Utilities Plc. a tap water provider, plans to spend some 200 million baht ($6 million) a year to buy water from the still to be built Stung Nam hydroelectric dam in Koh Kong province ...

Tap water supplier in Eastern region expects strong demand from EEC

Universal Utilities Group, which supplies tap water in the Eastern region of Thailand, plans to invest an average of Bt200 million a year to develop water-treatment systems, especially in Chachoengsao, Rayong, and Chon Buri provinces, to serve expected strong demand from the Eastern Economic Corridor. ...

Migrants expected to meet demand for unskilled labour in Chon Buri

The number of unskilled migrant workers in Chon Buri province is expected to increase significantly, by about 30,000 annually over the next three years, driven by the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor development project. The EEC is expected to attract more private investment as well as labourers ...

Sahapat boosts logistics facilities

Consumer – goods distributor Sahapat will invest around Bt650 million to set up a new central warehouse and data centre as it targets revenue of Bt33 billion this year. The company says it will also come out with new products. Boonchai Chokwatana, chairman of Saha ...

No fear of drought this summer

Many parts of the country are experiencing water shortages, as summer has officially begun, but authorities have said that there is adequate water supply for the current dry season. The Meteorological Department announced recently that summer had begun on March 3. Some areas of the country ...

Airbus weighs up Thai investment

AIRBUS Group is considering investing in an aircraft maintenance centre in Thailand in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the country’s aviation industry and government plans to boost the industrial technology base. The European plane maker signed a memorandum of understanding to ...

Hitachi sets up elevator engineer training hub in Chon Buri

Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Building Systems Company on February 22 announced the official launch of the Asia Training Centre in Chon Buri province for engineers involved in the elevator and escalator business. The training centre, which is Hitachi’s first outside Japan, started soft operations last month, ...

Coal-fired power plant decision due Friday

The battle to stop the coal-fired power plant in Krabi is about to erupt again as the Energy Policy and Planning Committee meets Friday to decide the fate of the project. Project opponents who have organised under the Network for Saving the Andaman plan to ...

Government to shell out B900bn on transport

The government plans to spend almost 900 billion baht to develop all modes of transport this year. Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on January 2 the investment plan will comprise 36 infrastructure projects, covering air, marine and land transportation, worth a total of 895.7 ...

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