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New Market Report: Thailand Infrastructure Report Q4 2014

New Construction market report from Business Monitor International: "Thailand Infrastructure Report Q4 2014"


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2014 -- The near-term outlook for Thailand's construction and infrastructure sectors has improved due to greater political and policy certainty. However, the long-term outlook for both sectors remains highly uncertain due to the potential for further project delays, revisions and cancellations from political and financing factors.

Key Trends And Developments

- In June 2014, the military junta scrapped the country's THB350bn long-term water management and flood prevention scheme, with the projects under the scheme being reviewed and revised by the junta (cited from the Nation). This took place even though the projects were already awarded to companies in 2013 - we do however highlight that the contracts for these projects have not yet been signed at the time of their cancellation. At present, only THB13bn worth of water-management projects have been approved by the military junta and this approval took place on June 28. There are currently deliberations by the military junta to include some of the remaining water-management and flood prevention projects in its new 2015-2022 infrastructure plan.
- In July 2014, the military junta ordered the state-owned airport operator Airports of Thailand to review and put on hold plans to implement the second phase of expansion for the Suvarnabhumi airport, Thailand's principal international airport. The expansion plan, estimated to cost THB62.5bn, was deemed as too costly by the military junta even though the Suvarnabhumi airport is already operating above its design capacity - the Suvarnabhumi airport handled slightly over 51mn passengers in 2013, higher than its design capacity of 45mn passengers per annum. Construction on this second expansion phase was supposed to start in December 2014 and be completed by end-2016, with the tendering process for consultancy companies already underway. If completed, it would boost the capacity of the airport to 60mn passengers per annum.
- In July 2014, Thailand's military junta,...

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The Thailand Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Thailand Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Thai infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

- Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Thailand to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Thai infrastructure market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the Thai infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Thailand.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

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