Fishing on the Mekong River. (Image by Karnjana Karnjanatawe)

The federal government will invest 8.2 billion baht to construct 2 more Thai-Lao Relationship bridges throughout the Mekong River.

At present, 4 Relationship bridges are connecting Thailand and Laos at Nongkhai-Vientiane, Mukdahan-Savannakhet, Nakhon Phanom-Khammouane and Chiang Khong-Huay Xay.

The 5th bridge will be found in Muang district in Bueng Kan and will connect to Paksan in Bolikhamxay province in main Laos.

The overall spending plan for the co-investment job will be 3.9 billion baht. The Thai federal government will invest about 2.6 billion baht while the Lao federal government will put in another 1.3 billion baht that it will obtain from the Neighbouring Nations Economic Advancement Cooperation Company established in 2005 by the Thai federal government.

The job will include a 16km four-lane roadway consisting of a 12km roadway in Bueng Kan, a 1.3 km two-lane bridge over the Mekong and a 2.8 km roadway in Laos. The spending plan likewise consists of border checkpoints and border control centers in the 2 nations. The job will be finished in 2022.

The 6th Thai-Lao Relationship bridge will be integrated in Restriction Na Hin Ngon in Na Tan district in Ubon Ratchathani. It will link to Prohibit La Khone Pheng in Salavan province in the southern part of Laos.

The overall spending plan will be 4.3 billion baht, of which Thailand will invest about 2.6 billion baht. The job is anticipated to begin in 2023 and be finished in 2025.

Pattaya hosts swimwear run

Pattaya City has actually signed up with hands with CentralFestival Pattaya to arrange its very first night swimwear operate on Pattaya Beach.

The occasion is entitled “Central Celebration Pattaya Beach Swimsuit Beach Race 2020: Swimsuit Night Run”. It has actually been arranged for 5 successive years and this year will be unique with the race beginning after sundown.

With its glow-in-the-dark style, the race includes a 5km run and will begin at the beach-side entryway to CentralFestival shopping center.

About 2,000 runners are anticipated to take part.

See the occasion Facebook page at bit.ly/34ivb1X.


– ZipAir, the inexpensive provider of Japan Airlines, is using business flights from Bangkok to Tokyo.

The service is still a one-way flight for outgoing travelers from Bangkok. It will leave Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 pm. The return flight from Narita International Airport in Tokyo will be freight just. Ticket costs begin at 4,200 baht for a routine seat and 15,000 baht for a flat-bed seat.

The service is readily available now up until March 27.

See zipair.net.


– The Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok on Sukhumvit 6 will be rebranded as Crowne Plaza Bangkok Grand Sukhumvit by the end of next year.

Owned by Sukhumvit Centre Point, the 386-room hotel will go through remodelling for a year prior to including extra spaces by 2023. When finished, the hotel will be the biggest Crowne Plaza in Thailand. Crowne Plaza is among the high end brand names of InterContinental Hotels Group, a British international.

The hotel is briefly closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic and has not yet revealed the opening.

See grandsukhumvithotel.com.

– Dusit International has actually signed up with hands with Pixel One Production to provide virtual interactive conference experience (Vice) services at Dusit’s homes across the country.

Called “Vice Space”, the service will alter a conference room to an online discussion or a livestreaming studio. Facilities consist of a multi-screen video wall for real-time interactions with as much as 100 remote individuals and a green screen background for high-definition virtual backgrounds. Innovation professionals will likewise be on website.

The hotel anticipates the service will serve business clients who try to find a one-stop service for holding interactive workshops, virtual conferences or training sessions.

Rates for the conference plans begin at 90,000 baht for a day.

See dusit-international.com.

– Cape and Kantary Hotels has actually rebranded Karavel Home Hotel & & Serviced Home in Sri Racha, Chon Buri, after completing a 100 million baht remodelling job.

At present, the residential or commercial property is called Traditional Kameo Hotel and Serviced Apartments. It includes 155 spaces consisting of one- and two-bedroom suites. Each system is geared up with a kitchen space, a living-room and a personal veranda. The residential or commercial property likewise offers a dining establishment, executive lounge, physical fitness centre and swimming pool. It accepts both brief- and long-stay visitors.

See kameocollection.com/classickameo-sriracha.

– Pullman Khao Lak Resort in Phangnga will be opened on Dec 1.

Found on Bang Muang beach, the residential or commercial property uses 253 spaces consisting of household and governmental suites and swimming pool rental properties, 4 conference room, 2 dining establishments and bars, swimming pool, physical fitness centre, health spa and Children Club.

The resort likewise releases an unique pre-opening deal. Readily available for reserving and remains from Dec 1 to March 31, unique rates for a night start at 3,100 baht consisting of breakfast.

The resort is owned by Thailand-based property designer Khaolak Inter and handled by AccorHotels.

See pullmankhaolakresort.com.

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