It is confirmed that a total of 700 billion baht investment had been already made in the planned economic zone by the private sector.
Coal prices have steadily risen since early 2016, adding an addition US$1.27 billion in costs for importing coal to Vietnam
Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.
The Ministry of Transport has prepared eight new infrastructure investment projects for implementation next year, with a combined budget of over 100 billion baht.
Mongabay and Gecko Project collaborate on an in-depth series on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis.
The sectors targeted by the restriction do not concern investment projects here, which are mostly infrastructure and energy-related.
Costly China-led railway project offers questionable benefits to host
“If construction goes ahead as planned, it will be the largest development in the province and in Laos,” says Champasak Provincial Governor Bounthong Divixay.
Three special economic zones underpin plans to expand manufacturing to spur economic development, but Dawei in particular has languished for years.