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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Bangkok construction update – 2021 edition
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Cambodia to examine possibility of developing and expanding existing railways into high-speed railways
Japan to provide $13.9 million to develop Sihanoukville Autonomous Port
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Indonesia parliament approves US$7.7 billion capital injection to state firms
Indonesia breaks ground on China-backed 'green' industrial zone on Borneo
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Laos’ scenic railway built on mountain of Chinese debt
[Updated: China-Laos railway]
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[Updated: Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail]
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RM100mil makeover for ferry service
“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.”
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Khon Kaen-Nong Khai line gets nod
“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”.
Sino-Thai high-speed rail project takes another step forward
“The Thai Transport Minister says the design for the second phase of the line is now complete.”
[Updated: Bangkok–Nong Khai high-speed railway]
Train services continue unchanged at Hua Lamphong
“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.”
[Updated: Hua Lamphong Station]
State Railway of Thailand backs bids for rail projects
“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]
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