Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2014 -- The ongoing political crisis in Thailand continues to weigh heavily on our outlook of the country's infrastructure sector, with delays to key public infrastructure plans and Q114 figures on construction supporting this outlook. We believe we have yet to see the apex of the crisis, and this presents significant scope for the crisis to limit the growth potential in the infrastructure sector.
Key Trends And Developments
- In March 2014, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) was assigned by the government to lay a THB8.89bn underground transmission line along Ratchadaphisek Road from the Asoke to the Rama IX intersection, next to the subway line. In addition, the MEA completed a feasibility study for a THB140bn project. The project involves expanding the underground power transmission network in inner Bangkok and business districts by 129.4km.
- In April 2014, the State Railway of Thailand governor, Prapat Chongsanguan, announced that the country's track renewals and earthworks enhancement programme worth THB6bn (USD185.15mn) is due to start in May 2014. The work will concentrate on the 1,200km main line running south from Bangkok, with the goal of increasing line speeds and enhancing safety on the metre-gauge network. Replacement of wooden sleepers with concrete as well as soil reinforcement will initially be carried out on the 1,000km section between Sungai Kolok and Hua Hin, near the border on the eastern section of the two railway corridors between Thailand and Malaysia. The programme is scheduled to be completed in about three years.
- In May 2014, the Airports of Thailand announced that it had approved the "Airport City" commercial project at Don Mueang International Airport and Phuket International Airport, worth THB18bn. It also approved another THB46bn to expand the six airports.
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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.
- 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).
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.
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