Artikel tagged “construction”

  • COMMENT: The fall of the Emerald Development Group

    COMMENT: The fall of the Emerald Development Group

    Today is Mai Sawit Ketroj’s birthday. He’ll be spending it behind bars after being questioned by police about alleged fraud involving the Emerald Development Group. In a packed media conference yesterday Tourist Police Deputy Commander Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan outlined the unravelling of the prominent Phuket property development company.

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    Sawit ‘Mai’ Ketroj arrives at Patong Police Station for questioning this morning The owner of a condominium project development company has been arrested after the condos were sold but the construction had never started.

  • 5 property checks buyers mysteriously overlook in Thailand

    5 property checks buyers mysteriously overlook in Thailand

    by Desmond Hughes In many countries, once a decision to purchase a property has been made, a deposit paid, the parties should be able to sit back and handover legal matters to their lawyers, and concentrate on admittedly stressful practical matters such as furniture removal, checking boilers / heating / air conditioning systems and often working through a ‘chain’ of interdependent transactions where in some cases each chain involves a buyer loaning monies from a bank. Strangely, the same sets of buyers when investing overseas in countries like Thailand, forget or deliberately dispense with the most essential and often sheer common sense oriented checks.

  • Waterfall encroachment opposite disputed Ao Sane villa construction

    Waterfall encroachment opposite disputed Ao Sane villa construction

    Officials from the Forest Protection Operations Centre visited Ao Sane yesterday (February 12). Cheewapap Cheewatham, Head of the centre’s Payak Prai Forest Crime Suppression Taskforce, led his team to inspect the encroached waterfall opposite the Ao Sane luxury property construction that was ordered to be suspended last year. On hand were the Deputy Director General of Department of Forestry, Internal Security Operations Command Area 4 Chief, DSI and Rawai Municipality Officials.

  • Coal power plants shelved for at least three years

    Coal power plants shelved for at least three years

    The Thai Ministry of Energy has decided to put on hold two coal-fired power plant projects in Krabi and Thepa district of Songkhla for three years pending additional environmental and health impacts assessments and environmental impact studies. Energy Minister Siri Chirapongphan says the ministry would inform the cabinet its decision to put off the two controversial projects and, at the same time, propose its revised power development plan for consideration in March.

  • FRIDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    FRIDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    Wet, wet, wet start to the day but the forecast says rain should ease during Friday but more on the way tomorrow.

  • Review of ‘Thai-only’ jobs being proposed

    Review of ‘Thai-only’ jobs being proposed

    The Ministry of Labour will hold a public hearing on a proposal to review the rules and regulations on 39 jobs currently reserved for Thai nationals. The meeting would discuss jobs, currently reserved for Thai’s only, to be made available for foreigners.

  • Fixing Phuket’s coral. Restoration projects around Phuket

    Fixing Phuket’s coral. Restoration projects around Phuket

    For the past few years the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources – Phuket Office has been working on the construction and installation of artificial reefs around the island.

  • Samkong underpass construction set to begin in November

    Samkong underpass construction set to begin in November

    PHUKET: Construction is to start on the 850-million-baht underpass at the Samkong intersection in mid-November.

  • Pullman Phuket Arcadia Nai Thon nears opening

    Pullman Phuket Arcadia Nai Thon nears opening

    PHUKET: Construction of the five star Pullman Phuket Arcadia began in October 2010 on Nai Thons headland and with the project completion target date of August 2012 approaching, marketing and recruitment proposals are scheduled for the end of this year.