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B>BANGKOK:/BDeputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has confirmed that a Hong Kong company has been contracted to conduct a full feasibility study on the plan to build a canal across southern Thailand as an alternative international shipping route to the Malacca Straits.
B>BANGKOK:/BThai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has poured cold water on a controversial, multi-billion-dollar plan to dig a shipping route across the country#8217;s Kra Isthmus to connect the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, a news report said yesterday.
HUNDREDS of archaeologists from around China, devoted to the protection of cultural relics in the dam area of the Three Gorges, can feel the clock ticking as the water of the Yangtze River, China's longest, is ready to fill the partially-built reservoir.