Thailand Construction

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High land prices in the central business district (CBD) area of Bangkok, combined with sluggish rental rates until recently, have discouraged developers from delving back deeply into the office market. However, that could all be about to change as the vacancy rate in CBD Grade-A space was reported to have fallen below 10% for the first time in...

Even though the minimum wage has gone up and there is no shortage of work, the construction sector in Thailand is facing serious dearth of labourers. According to Chakporn Oonjitt, the executive director of the Construction Institute of Thailand, the number of people, both skilled and unskilled, employed in the industry has been well over 2m for...

How dependent will Thai contractors be on government projects in 2014?

In what ways has the recent political climate affected the pace of property development?

Is positive growth in the Thai property market leading to concern over a real estate bubble?

Despite the political and social challenges that marked late 2013, Thailand’s economy has remained stable and is poised for further growth in the coming years. However, concerted action by the public and private sectors will be needed for the country to avoid the middle-income trap of stagnating productivity and to maintain its stance as a top Asian economy.