The Hat Yai Monorail proposal

New Phnom Penh Airport 25% complete, final rail welded on Laos-China Railway, a proposed ski slope in Malaysia, and more transport and construction news in Southeast Asia

This week continues the series of proposed provincial transit systems in Southeast Asia (you can see the full list here). I will be surprised if this gets built, considering that the Phuket LRT was recently cancelled, but if Palembang can build an LRT, then why not Hat Yai a monorail.

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Hat Yai Monorail

Hat Yai Monorail is a proposed 12.54 kilometre-long elevated monorail line with 12 stations in Hat Yai, Thailand.

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New Phnom Penh Airport ‘25% complete’


Last batch of rails for Jakarta-Bandung HSR arrives in Indonesia

Jokowi wants infrastructure projects for new capital city to continue

“President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced on Wednesday that he had ordered the infrastructure projects for the new capital city in East Kalimatan to proceed, and that he expected some basic facilities could be operational in 2024.”


Final rail welded on Laos-China Railway

“China Railway Group has welded the final 500-meter section of seamless rails on the Laos-China Railway line in time for the project’s opening at the end of this year.”


Penang to resubmit EIA for three-island reclamation, seek judicial review of Appeal Board ruling


Mindanao Railway construction set to start in 2022

Other News


The future of Phnom Penh’s public transport can learn from past mistakes

“The promise of a modern light rail network could offer a better way to improve Phnom Penh’s underused public transport. But first the city needs to change its approach to public transit.”


Indonesia president found negligent over Jakarta filthy air

China or Japan: Indonesia mulls Jakarta-Surabaya railway plans


LOCA and BYD LAO launch EV acceleration pilot program

“LOCA and BYD LAO together are launching a pilot program to conduct the feasibility study of using Electric Vehicles (EV) in transportation service in Laos. The program is aiming to accelerate the electric vehicle adoption among LOCA taxi and delivery drivers to drive down the cost and create a long-term environmental impact.”


Proposed ski slope in scenic Malaysia highlands alarms locals

“A ski theme park developer wants to take advantage of the pristine nature and chilly weather of Cameron Highlands, but rapid deforestation and poor planning undermine its potential as a nature tourism powerhouse.”

Cloudy outlook for property tourism

“Property tourism, a subcategory of tourism where the tourists’ main or partial intention of going to a country is to visit sales galleries and purchase properties, was relatively vibrant before slowing down pre-Covid-19 pandemic in 2019.”


North-South Commuter Railway Extension project starts; 10,000 jobs could be offered

DoTr seeks exemption from public works ban

“The Comelec said public works ban for the May national elections will run from March 25 to May 8, 2022. The public works ban covers disbursement and spending as well as construction activity. This is aimed at preventing politicians from using state resources for their election campaign.”


Former Bukit Timah Fire Station to be turned into lifestyle hub

Singapore to trial import of electricity from Laos

South Singapore residential site goes for $276M in biggest collective sale of 2021

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Nong Khai plans for rail link with China

“New depot taking shape to handle increased trade once Laos-China line opens in December.”


HCMC urban planning to focus on climate change adaptation

HCM City to restart construction works in October

City revitalization: converting old factories, underused land into creative spaces

Nha Trang train station to move after 85 years