New rail link jump starts in Thailand

The cabinet recently gave the go-ahead for the Highways Department to begin building the first 3.5 kilometres section of the Thai-Sino high-speed train project, stretching from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The transport minister said that the first section from Klang Dong to Pang Asok is mainly simple civil construction due to the flat level terrain involved. Construction kicked… Read More New rail link jump starts in Thailand

The Kingdom’s economic growth gaining momentum

Thailand has seen a significant jump in growth, smashing expectations forecasted in the first quarter. Thailand’s economic growth is likely to come close to 4% this year after robust momentum continued in October, despite low activity in the month as the country mourned the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, says a key finance official. The National Economics and… Read More The Kingdom’s economic growth gaining momentum

Thailand continues to lag behind in English language proficiency in Asia study

The internation language school, Education First report identifies global and regional English-language learning trends and analyses the relationship between countries’ English proficiency and their economic competitiveness. In Asian countries, Singapore ranked 1st with a score of 63.52, followed by Malaysia (60.70), and Philippines (60.33), India (57.30) and South Korea(54.87). In Asia, only Mongolia and Cambodia… Read More Thailand continues to lag behind in English language proficiency in Asia study

Thailand Eastern seaboard investment plan

This year has seen significant progress on the EEC (Easter Economic Corridor) which has seen a wealth of investment this year, both foreign and internationally. The total effected area is 13,285 square kilometres; the total investment targeted is some US$ 43 billion during the next five years, mostly through foreign direct investments. The plan is in… Read More Thailand Eastern seaboard investment plan

Investments in Thailand up by 20 per cent

Thailand’s corporate and state enterprises plan to invest more than Bt1 trillion this year, including projects eligible for tax incentives from the Board of Investment (BOI), according to a survey by The Nation. This is more than 20 per cent higher than last year’s total investment value, suggesting confidence that the Thai economy will recover… Read More Investments in Thailand up by 20 per cent