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The country’s mass transit capabilities have grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade as the rollout of a network of road and rail projects has eased the gridlock in Bangkok. The increasingly broad reach and efficiency of the operating rail system has not only proven effective in easing travel for residents and visitors to the city and...

 

What is the short-term outlook for domestic demand for cement and building materials?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Thailand 2016

In 2015 the construction sector grew by 15.8%, a significant improvement over 0.1% in 2013 and 3.7% in 2014, and the industry contributed 2.8% to GDP. Residential projects accounted for 66% of total construction area permitted in 2015, while industrial projects made up 16% of the total. Continued economic expansion, rising demand for housing and, most importantly, renewed government investment...

The second-largest economy in ASEAN after Indonesia, Thailand has developed a positive international reputation on the back of its pro-investment policies and well-developed infrastructure, standing as one of the most liberalised and business-friendly markets in the region.

After a slowdown in infrastructure development in recent years, Thailand’s construction industry now looks set to benefit from a major economic support programme aimed at boosting the country’s competitiveness.

Several factors have converged to create a high demand for condominiums in Bangkok that remains strong despite Thailand’s periodic habit of threatening its own economy through political unrest. It has become a rule of thumb that, wherever the mass transit lines are expanding, condominium developers are alongside the new routes. Avoiding Bangkok’...