Some 181 police stations will get new buildings this year, while another 215 precincts due to be refurbished in 2016 - a total cost of Bt6.6 billion, deputy police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen said yesterday.
The construction of 396 replacement police stations was halted in 2013 after the Royal Thai Police Office cancelled its contract with PCC Development and Construction Co over an alleged contract violation.
Pongsapat yesterday inspected work at Lat Lum Kaew police station in Pathum Thani’s Lat Lum Kaew district. A new firm resumed building last month with a budget of Bt7.5 million. The station was 70 per cent done and slated for completion in May, he said.
Pongsapat said the Police Office was assessing damage from the project to sue PCC Development for compensation. So far the damage to the building of 181 stations amounted to Bt2.3 billion. He said a lawsuit would be submitted to the public prosecutor in mid-year.