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21 Gennaio 2022

Thailandia

B1.49TN PLAN FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Project to improve land, sea, air links  The government has unveiled a plan to invest in various megaprojects worth an estimated 1.49 trillion baht this year, to improve Thailand's land, sea and air connectivity. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob announced that the ministry has come up with a plan which will see significant investments channelled into the construction of additional land, sea and air transport infrastructure across the country. The plan, worth over 1.49 trillion baht in total, includes 516-billion-baht worth of projects which have already been approved. Contracts for the remainder, worth 974 billion baht, will be agreed on later, the minister said. He said 1.24 trillion baht will be spent on the procurement of raw materials and equipment for the projects, which will create some 154,000 jobs. The projects have been put in the ministry's long-term strategic action plan for 20 years, so they will carry on regardless of who is transport minister, he said. As part of the plan, the ministry will construct two motorways, namely the 196-kilometre-long M6 between Bang Pa-in and Nakhon Ratchasima, and the 96-km-long M81 between Bang Yai and Kanchanaburi. The projects are worth 81 billion baht and 62 billion baht, respectively. Under the plan, the government will also expedite the construction of two railway sections which form a key part of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project, namely the 253-km stretch between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, and the 356-km track between Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Khai. The high-speed rail link between Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports, announced previously, is also a part of the ministry's investment plan. (ICE BANGKOK)


Fonte notizia: Bangkok Post