What is being built in Bangkok in 2021

Cambodia wants high-speed railways, new ferries for Penang, and Hua Lamphong lives on (for now).

“Bangkok Month” continues with a look at the major construction projects around the city. I thought the Saigon construction update in August was going to be the last one of the year, so this is a bonus. My aim is to do annual updates for the main cities I visit (in normal times), along with new places I visit along the way.

I’ve under-estimated how long it will take to compile this report, so I will add more to it next week, along with a report on the Bangkok urban rail transit system.

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🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

[Updated: China-Laos railway]

🇲🇾 Malaysia

“After 50 years, the Penang ferry service will see a RM100mil makeover, including the arrival of a fleet of four new ferries costing RM16mil each.”

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

“The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) board has approved a plan to construct a 167-kilomtre double-track rail route from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai at a cost of 29.7 billion baht”.

“The Thai Transport Minister says the design for the second phase of the line is now complete.”

“The State Railway will continue operating 80 train services a day at Hua Lamphong station, which has long served Bangkok city, at least until January.”

“According to SRT Governor NirutManeephan, the approved bids include a 26.5 billion baht contract awarded to the ITD-NWR Consortium to build the 104km Den Chai-Ngao section, a 26.9-billion-baht contract to CKST-DC Consortium to build the 135km Ngao-Chiang Rai section, and a 19.3-billion-baht contract, also awarded to CKST-DC, for the 84km Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong section.”

[Updated: Chiang Rai Railway]

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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