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Government panel pushes Bt1.2-trillion transport mega-projects

Sep 21. 2020
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By The Nation

The government's subcommittee tasked with examining medium and long-term economic measures has reportedly suggested expediting mega-projects to the Centre for Economic Situation Administration.

The total value of the projects is estimated at around Bt1.2 trillion. Investment in these projects should be accerelated, the panel has recommended.

Among them are the Bang Sue-Rangsit and Bang Sue-Taling Chan Red Line mass-transit system worth Bt1.07 billion. The project is slated to be trialled on July 1, 2021.

Another project is the Phase-1 Thailand-China high-speed train project. All its civil work contracts are expected to be signed next year and construction is expected to be finished in 2025.

Another one is the Kae Rai-Lam Sali Brown Line mass-transit system costing Bt48.5 billion. Construction will begin in 2024 with operations commencing in 2027.

They also include the Phase-1 Phuket mass-transit system worth Bt35.2 billion, the Red Line mass-transit system in Chiang Mai worth Bt27.3 billion, and Phase 3 of the Laem Chabang deep seaport development worth Bt114 billion.

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