By THE NATION
The infrastructure had been earmarked for demolition but contractors would have to wait for approval of the 2021 budget before finishing the job, explained Transport Ministry permanent secretary Chaiwat Thong-Kamkoon on Friday. The budget would be approved before the end of this year, he assured. Contractors had already been hired to undertake the work, he added.
The deadline for delivery of the entire high-speed rail project was October 2021, said SRT deputy governor Sujit Chaosirikul.
Also on Friday, the SRT and Department of Highways signed a memorandum of understanding for the usage of highways during construction activities.