The future of Hua Lamphong Station

Indonesia secures investment commitment from UAE for new capital, East Coast Rail Link is on schedule, report on HCMC Metro construction errors, and more construction and transport news in SE Asia

The new central railway station of Bangkok is scheduled to start long distance rail service next month. Services from Hua Lamphong will now start and end at Bang Sue Grand Station instead (though maybe not considering how many delays have plagued the move).

[Hua Lamphong Station (image via Southeast Asia Railways Facebook Group).]

The historic Hua Lamphong terminal building will eventually become a railway museum, but the fate of the rest of the land has yet to be decided.

The cash-strapped State Railway of Thailand is looking to reduce its mammoth debt of over 100 billion baht, so this prime land behind the terminal building is being planned for redevelopment. The SRT were also planning to redevelop the railway land at Makkasan, but nothing has happened for years. I suspect that the Hua Lamphong redevelopment plans will also drag on for years, so I have created this fact sheet to keep track of news and developments as they are known.

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🇮🇩 Indonesia

High-speed train project under scrutiny after reported theft of construction materials

Indonesia secures $44.6b in investment commitment after Jokowi's trip to UAE

🇲🇾 Malaysia

No HSR if it only stops in Johor, says Melaka BN

"Melaka will not allow the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to pass through the state if it only ends in Johor Bahru and not Singapore."

ECRL project is on schedule, says Shahar

“The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, scheduled for completion in December 2026, has reached a progress rate of 25.09% as of October”.

2.3 km bridge over Sg Pahang at Temerloh unique feature of ECRL

"A 2.3-kilometre bridge now under construction and which will cross Sungai Pahang, the longest river in peninsular Malaysia, is one of the unique features of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL)".

🇹🇭 Thailand

Southeast Asia's Belt and Road rail hopes beset by delays

"Only small fraction of Thailand's segment completed after 4 years."

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🇰🇭 Cambodia

Hun Sen: Filled-in lakes not cause of flooding in capital

New National Assembly to be built with Vietnamese grant

🇮🇩 Indonesia

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Will an island in Indonesia become a new frontier in the space race?

“An Indigenous clan fears it will lose its place in the world as the government pursues a quest to open a spaceport and lure the billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk.”

Indonesia injects $4.2bn into sovereign wealth fund for infrastructure

Transportation Ministry targets rail line reactivation in West Sumatra

In Indonesia, a coastal town rejects ‘metropolitan’ model for mangroves

🇱🇦 Laos

Local company to construct Smart City in Vientiane Capital

🇲🇾 Malaysia

Connect Melaka to KLIA, forget empty talk about HSR

Forget HSR: By 2030s, travel time between KL and Singapore may be cut to just 47 minutes

Upgrade Tawau airport to cash in on Indonesia’s new capital move, says Liew

Don’t stop the Penang Hill funicular railway

Progress of RTS Link project on track despite two minor setbacks, says MRT Corp

🇵🇭 Philippines

Solon pushes 30-yr. transport infra roadmap

“A congressional leader on Saturday pushed for the enactment of a bill that seeks to legislate a 30-year National Transportation Program (NTP) dubbed “The Future of Mobility in the Philippines Act.”“

Cebu's 3rd bridge now 87% complete

🇸🇬 Singapore

Singapore’s biggest ever TBM to be deployed in fresh Cross Island Line contracts

🇹🇭 Thailand

Saying farewell to Scala

“During a recent discussion titled 'Scala: From The Beginning To The End', experts shared their opinions on where it all went wrong.”

Bangkok gov. apologizes for lack of flood warning

Construction of QSNCC on course despite lockdown

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

Planning for progress in Timor-Leste

“Protecting a growing population in Dili from disasters requires a cross-community effort – not just government.”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

Investor blames HCMC metro beam faults on construction errors

Major HCMC anti-flooding project set for completion next year

Vietnam's Binh Duong seeks $445mn loan to build 1mn affordable homes for low-income people

Hanoi's planned parkland lies derelict for decades