Tue, July 05, 2022



Honda inaugurates test course

Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the completion of its Honda R&D Asia-Pacific Prachinburi Proving Ground at Rojana Industrial Park in Prachin Buri. 
The proving ground is a unique and comprehensive test course specially designed for the Asia and Oceania region. 
Honda invested Bt1.7 billion to establish the proving ground with eight test courses covering 500 rai, which makes Thailand only the third country where Honda has proving grounds, after Japan and the US.
The proving ground will be used for automobiles and motorcycles, with various vehicle tests including handling, stability and overall performance carried out on regionally-developed products. 
It will contribute to the competitive enhancement of Honda products in Thailand and the regional market. 
It is also expected to be used to test models for other regions in the future, said Shinji Aoyama, chief officer for regional operations at Honda Motor Co and president and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co.
“Thailand has been at the centre of our manufacturing and exports in the Asia and Oceania region as well as an important base for our R&D operations. 
“The Prachinburi Proving Ground will reinforce our product line-up by providing more competitive and attractive models beyond the expectations of customers in Thailand and the region.”

Three Pruksa condos under Privacy brand 

Pruksa Real Estate Plc is introducing three condominium projects under the Privacy brand at the Charan-Ratchavitee station, Ta Pra Interchange and Rama IX Road worth totally Bt5.5 billion.
Privacy Charan-Ratchavitee is a 24-storey building worth Bt900 million that combines 281 units with usable space of 24.5-39 square metres per unit at a starting price of Bt2.59 million per unit.
Privacy Ta Pra Interchange is a 22-storey building worth Bt2.4 billion that features 795 units with usable space of 24.5-49.5 square metres per unit at a starting price of Bt2.59 million per unit.
Charan-Ratchavitee station and Ta Pra-Interchange will open for booking on August 5 and September 23.
Privacy Rama 9 worth Bt2.2 billion will launch in the last quarter of this year, chief executive officer Piya Prayong told a press conference yesterday.
Noble’s ‘Tailor Your New Identity’|
Noble Development Plc’s latest condominium project, the Bt2 billion Noble Around Sukhumvit 33, will start at Bt5.5 million per apartment.
The project is designed under the concept of “Tailor Your New Identity”, to match various lifestyles.
The 25-storey building has 274 one-bedroom units with 27-51 square metres of space and two-bedroom units with 54-65 square metres of space.
The project will take registrations for booking from July 21-August 3, and will open for booking on August 6. Construction will commence at the end of this year and is expected to be completed in 2020.

Jetstar Pacific to launch first service 
between Quang Binh and Chiang Mai 

Vietnam’s low-cost carrier, Jetstar Pacific, will start selling tickets for a brand new international route between Quang Binh and Chiang Mai, making it the first airline to operate between the two cities.
The new service is part of a collaboration between Jetstar Pacific and Quang Binh province to promote and stimulate tourism to the province, as well as to boost economic connections between Vietnam and Thailand.
Quang Binh is located in the northern part of Central Vietnam, while Chiang Mai is one of the northern-most cities of Thailand. Jetstar Pacific’s first flight will depart on August 11, with two weekly flights on Monday and Friday, operated by a Airbus A320 with 180 seats. The flight time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.  

Facelift for Wai Wai Tom Yum Kung 

Thai Preserved Food Factory Co,  the producer and distributor of Wai Wai instant noodles, has spent Bt20 million to redesign the package of Wai Wai Tom Yum Kung to boost its share to 10 per cent this year.
This is part of its business plan to raise market growth to 5 per cent this year when the market in the first half grew only 1 per cent, marketing director Yossarun Thamkongka said yesterday.

Published : July 20, 2017

By : The Nation