Public-Private Partnership

Tangible progress in rail projects should be seen next year: Arkhom

Date of Release: 
Nov 19 2015

GOVERNMENT investment in transportation infrastructure, based on the Transport Ministry's 2015-2020 plan worth Bt1.796 trillion, is commencing as planned, with the most apparent development being the Cabinet's approval of five public-private partnership (PPP) fast-track projects.

These PPP projects and other mass-transit projects in the capital mean Bangkokians can expect to see tangible progress in the construction of at least five new underground and elevated electric rail lines next year, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said yesterday.

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Somkid sets deadline for 3 projects

Date of Release: 
Nov 14 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has set the first half of next year as the deadline for submitting the construction plans for an electric railway and two long-awaited motorway projects under the public-private partnership (PPP) programme.

If the projects face no setbacks, the bidding sessions should start in the second half of next year, said Mr Somkid after a meeting of the strategic steering committee under the National Council for Peace and Order.

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