Urban administration and development

Khon Kaen takes lead in Thailand's race to smarten up

Khon Kaen has been chosen to be the government’s model smart city for other provinces to learn from. Last Saturday (Oct 13), Khon Kaen hosted the Smart City Expo 2018, an event designed to showcase a variety of projects aimed at achieving the goal. Known as ...

Muang Yasothon get WWF honour for green initiatives

Muang Yasothon was crowned the Thai winner in the 2017 One Planet City Challenge international sustainable city competition. The Challenge, organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), saw 132 cities from 23 countries competing. Keep reading ...

Kornrawee Panyasuppakun

No victory in sight

Despite its best efforts, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has run into controversy as it sizes up the landmark Victory Monument for renovations.  Responding to a request from the War Veterans Organisation of Thailand to establish a museum and pedestrian tunnels beneath the monument, the ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

Infrastructure hikes land prices

Property Developers are looking for land in four locations next to the planned Bt500-bn infrastructure network of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), say market experts.Asides from the close proximity, these areas come with the convenience of modern living including shopping areas, efficient transportation, hospitality venues, ...

Somluck Srimalee

Reordering the landscape

The year 2020 will see a confluence of transformations for Bangkok. From its roots as a small trading post to a modern capital full of business opportunities, culture and vices, the face of Bangkok will be altered again over the next two years, hopefully for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s Khon Kaen and Phuket recognised for their smart-city projects

Carrying out smart-city transformations is feasible when emerging technologies and innovation are leveraged to make cities more liveable and its residents to be forward-looking. The winning projects showcased best practices of urban innovation focusing on use of technology.Keep reading ...

Smart City Spotlight: Bangkok

As a primate city, Bangkok – Thailand’s largest city – is the foremost potential smart city in the country. It was recently inducted into the first cohort of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) in Singapore last April.Thailand has taken positive steps towards realising a ...

Angaindrankumar Gnanasagaran

Steaming Bangkok seeks to go the green way

Singapore’s Garden by the Bay has helped make it Asia’s greenest city. New York’s High Line elevated park attracts four million visitors a year. Seoul’s Skygarden is a disused highway lined with 24,000 plants. Osaka’s Namba Park shopping mall is an oasis of trees and flowers.Keep reading ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

PM stresses necessity of village funds

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commented this weekend that village and urban community funds have improved the livelihoods of Thai people in all corners of the country. In his national televised address, the prime minister said the government has allocated 2 billion baht to fund projects ...

Thammarat Thadaphrom

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