The 2022 Southeast Asia Airport Review
Jakarta-Bandung rail link seen taking 40 years to breakeven, Mekong bridge study for Thai-Chinese high-speed rail, and more construction and transport news in Southeast Asia.
This week I’m travelling around the islands in the Andaman Sea of Southern Thailand. I’m doing some writing for Nomadic Notes, though I am always on the lookout for projects that relate to Future Southeast Asia.
I knew that work was going to be disrupted while I was island hopping every day. In anticipation of this, I wrote this week’s article before I left, and I was feeling pretty good about how organised I was. I scheduled half a day today to prepare this newsletter, and then the power went out on the island I’m on. The power was out for most of the day, so this newsletter is just making it out the door on its usual Wednesday deadline.
This week is the second annual Southeast Asia Airport Report. One of the benefits of running a curated newsletter is that I file news items into various categories. I save all the news about airports, which I can then condense into this annual report.
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Brunei govt confirms that its country's map to be updated
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Battambang governor urges Japan to establish SEZs & smart cities in Battambang
Indonesia’s utopian new capital may not be as green as it looks
Work on future capital to start in H2
“The government must begin work on the new capital city in the second half of this year, as further postponement would jeopardize plans to make the move in 2024, according to the Public Works and Housing Ministry.”
[Updated: Nusantara – New Capital City of Indonesia]
China-backed Indonesian rail link seen taking 40 years to breakeven
[Updated: Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway]
Indonesia to Complete $407 Billion National Strategic Project by 2024
“Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said the construction of 208 projects and 10 programs of National Strategic Projects (PSN) with an investment value of IDR 5,698.5 trillion ($407 billion) is targeted for completion in the third quarter of 2024.”
Laos builds 58 solar power plants to develop sustainable energy
Laos allows private firms to study building power line to Vietnam
Construction industry in the doldrums
Location survey starts for Imphal-Moreh railway line to link India with Myanmar
Myanmar: Japan construction giant should end military partnership
Cebu Province signs agreement for Cordova reclamation project
Construction of Pasir Ris East MRT station on Cross Island Line to start in Q2
Marina Bay Sands expansion to be completed in 2026; S$1.35b hotel renovation in progress
Ministry to seek B140m for Mekong bridge study
“The Transport Ministry will seek an allocation of 140 million baht from the central budget to fund a feasibility and design study on a new bridge across the Mekong River as part of the third phase of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project.”
Thai canal plan won't die, says activist
"The Thai canal project is unlikely to be put to rest, despite the House of Representatives last week rejecting a study into the proposal, says an activist working on environmental issues."
[Updated: The Thai Canal]
Third bridge to be built in Songkhla
“The construction of a third bridge across Songkhla Lake, linking Krasae Sin district in Songkhla province with Khao Chaison district in Phatthalung, is expected to begin in 2023 ahead of it opening in 2026, Department of Rural Roads Director-General Apirath Chaiwongnoy said yesterday.”
Many limitations persist in megaproject Long Thành Airport: PM
[Updated: Long Thanh International Airport]
Another buyer cancels purchase of prime HCMC land plot
Vietnamese province begins $472,000 steel dam construction to prevent saltwater intrusion