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  • OPINION

    Got to stay cool

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/04/2019

    » Chartchai Parasuk in his April 11 article thinks mass-transit light rail projects "are not financially successful." He also thinks that when you build a house in Thailand, air conditioning should not be installed unless it is "cost effective", "there maybe a more cost-effective way to cool the house".

  • NEWS

    Light transit, tram plans 'make progress' in 5 centres

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/02/2018

    » The government is planning to build new light rail transit and tram systems in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen and Phitsanulok under its policy to develop faster and more modern transport upcountry.

  • BUSINESS

    All aboard

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Unlike other major capitals, Jakarta doesn't have the kind of appeal that makes it the go-to destination for foreign visitors who come to Indonesia. Unless they have business to do in the city, many don't get much farther than the international airport before they continue on to somewhere else in the country.

  • LEARNING

    Mass transit ridership hits records

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/04/2011

    » The number of people leaving the car at home and taking BTS, Bangkok's light rail system, has hit all time highs with rising oil prices. Trains have been added.

  • OPINION

    A new Potemkin village in Moscow

    News, Published on 24/07/2018

    » If Karl Marx could see Russia today, he might revise his view of religion's role in oppressive regimes. In the country's capital, urbanism has become the new opium of the people.

  • NEWS

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • OPINION

    Innovation no fix for urban transport ills

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 03/07/2018

    » Urban transportation is undergoing a revolution. Offerings such as Uber and Lyft, as well as car- and bike-sharing services are widely believed to reduce congestion and generally make urban dwellers more mobile; driverless cars are expected to provide further benefits. Yet the notion that these innovations always make things better is far from a given: The new services are a net good only if they complement traditional public transportation systems rather than compete with them.

  • BUSINESS

    Hospitals reimagined

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Smart healthcare requires a lot of factors to come together to deliver the best results to patients. For hospital operators, that includes smart building design where infrastructure and medical devices are interconnected with real-time data collection, cloud computing and big-data analysis.

  • OPINION

    Sick healthcare system

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/06/2017

    » As I watch Republican congressmen try to make healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of old, poor and chronically ill Americans, I am gaining a new appreciation of Thaksin.

  • BUSINESS

    Thailand as Asean logistics hub

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Thailand's central location in mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, as well as access to the Mekong River and a coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, offers logistics opportunities that few other Asean countries can compete with.

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