THE THAI CANAL                                      Supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis                                  ...
Introduction to Brief                  1 /20
Introduction to Brief                  2 /20
Aims of the Project1.   Promote economic growth in Thailand2.   Accommodate increasing flows and larger     vessels3.   Re...
Aims of the Project4.   Provide a safer alternative route to the     Malacca Strait5.   Create an environmentally friendly...
Why not expand the Malacca Straits?• Lack of funding  • Other countries would be more inclined to     invest in the Thai C...
Thailand’s EconomyMovement in Nominal GDP (US$)    Inflation Rates (2011)                                                 ...
Thailand’s EconomyBANK OF THAILAND INTEREST RATES   COST DRIVERS                                  • Land acquisition      ...
Geology and TopographyMainlysandstone, mudstone and shale                                 Granite hillsLowland fluvialdepo...
Geohazards: Earthquake Risk                       9 /20
Geohazards: Landslides   • Avoid granite areas   • Avoid areas with high   elevation and steep slopes   • Try to situate i...
Biogeography         11 /20
Social IssuesPopulation Density                                     12 /20
Social IssuesEthnic Group Distribution                                            13 /20
Possible Route Locations                     14 /20
Option 1: Canal with Ports                      15 /20
Option 2: Overland Container Transport Service                                         16 /20
Option 3: Canal and Overland Transport Service                                          17 /20
Option 4: Oil Pipeline                  18 /20
Forecast Modelling                19 /20
Looking Ahead…                  Thomas Hughes          Scope                Socrates Angelides                            ...
THE THAI CANAL                                      Supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis                                  ...
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    1. 1. THE THAI CANAL Supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis Socrates Angelides Efe Braimah Yujie Chen Thomas Evans Jacqueline Ho Thomas Hughes Matthew Purvis Yili WangInternational Transport Consultants Solomon Zacharia
    2. 2. Introduction to Brief 1 /20
    3. 3. Introduction to Brief 2 /20
    4. 4. Aims of the Project1. Promote economic growth in Thailand2. Accommodate increasing flows and larger vessels3. Reduce sailing time 3/20
    5. 5. Aims of the Project4. Provide a safer alternative route to the Malacca Strait5. Create an environmentally friendly and sustainable project 4 /20
    6. 6. Why not expand the Malacca Straits?• Lack of funding • Other countries would be more inclined to invest in the Thai Canal• Inconvenience due to pre-existing activities and infrastructure along the Malacca Strait 5 /20
    7. 7. Thailand’s EconomyMovement in Nominal GDP (US$) Inflation Rates (2011) 6 /20
    8. 8. Thailand’s EconomyBANK OF THAILAND INTEREST RATES COST DRIVERS • Land acquisition • Labour • Construction FUNDING OPTIONS • World Bank • Asian Development Banks • Import and Export Banks • Bonds • Grants 7 /20
    9. 9. Geology and TopographyMainlysandstone, mudstone and shale Granite hillsLowland fluvialdeposits 8 /20
    10. 10. Geohazards: Earthquake Risk 9 /20
    11. 11. Geohazards: Landslides • Avoid granite areas • Avoid areas with high elevation and steep slopes • Try to situate in areas which experience less rainfall 10/20
    12. 12. Biogeography 11 /20
    13. 13. Social IssuesPopulation Density 12 /20
    14. 14. Social IssuesEthnic Group Distribution 13 /20
    15. 15. Possible Route Locations 14 /20
    16. 16. Option 1: Canal with Ports 15 /20
    17. 17. Option 2: Overland Container Transport Service 16 /20
    18. 18. Option 3: Canal and Overland Transport Service 17 /20
    19. 19. Option 4: Oil Pipeline 18 /20
    20. 20. Forecast Modelling 19 /20
    21. 21. Looking Ahead… Thomas Hughes Scope Socrates Angelides Jacqueline Ho Background Research Yujie Chen Matthew Purvis Objectives Yili Wang Solutions Efe Braimah Solomon Zacharia Detailed Designs Thomas Evans The Solutions Forecasts The Solutions Appraisals Final Recommendations 20 /20
    22. 22. THE THAI CANAL Supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis Socrates Angelides Efe Braimah Yujie Chen Thomas Evans Jacqueline Ho Thomas Hughes Matthew Purvis Yili WangInternational Transport Consultants Solomon Zacharia

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