Govt launches Bt4.47bn study for southern land bridge

FRIDAY, MARCH 05, 2021

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy has hired Index International Group (IND) to draft a study for a land bridge connecting the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea via the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC). The project is designed to link up the SEC with the Eastern Economic Corridor.

Launched on Tuesday (March 2), the Bt4.47-billion project study will run until September 1, 2023. The blueprint for the project will be finalised at the beginning of 2024, after which investment budgets and bidding will be set.

The project aims to expand the logistics network and connectivity with southern provinces. The Cabinet has approved a budget of Bt74.71 million for a study on how to improve capacity of businesses in the South.