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Transport Ministry wants Bt325bn for 2022 infrastructure plans

Jan 14. 2021
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob
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By The Nation

Transport Ministry has asked for a budget of Bt325 billion for 2022, of which Bt324 billion is earmarked for 50 infrastructure projects, said minister Saksayam Chidchob.

The remaining Bt1 billion is for upgrading the transport system, he added.

Of the 50 projects, six will be developed by the Highways Department at a cost of Bt240 billion, two by the Rural Roads Department at a cost of Bt28 billion and one by the Expressway Authority of Thailand worth Bt955 million.

The State Railways of Thailand will develop 16 projects (Bt18 billion), the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand has 13 projects (Bt20 billion), the Department of Land Transport has four projects (Bt818 million) and the Department of Airports two projects worth Bt11 billion.

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