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Anti-graft body calls for scrutiny of two major projects at Suvarnabhumi airport

 

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The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has expressed concern over alleged lack of transparency in two major projects at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.


In a statement, issued on Sunday, the private anti-graft watchdog also called on Thai media and the public to keep a close watch on the conduct of the company calling for bids on the two projects, the Airports of Thailand Company. The two projects are the 6.6 billion baht expansion of the second passenger terminal and bidding for the concession to operate duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Hatyai airports.


The anti-graft organization noted that the National Economic and Social Development Board, several Thai engineers and architect associations had voiced objections to the terminal expansion project, claiming that the project is unnecessary and a waste of taxpayers’ money because the three existing international airports, Suvarnabhumi, Don Meuang and U-tapao, which together can handle 100-120 million passengers per year, will soon be linked by high-speed train.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/anti-graft-body-calls-for-scrutiny-of-two-major-projects-at-suvarnabhumi-airport/

 

 

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Yada Yada ..just clean up the air quality already...

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

the private anti-graft watchdog also called on Thai media and the public to keep a close watch on the conduct of the company calling for bids on the two projects

How about calling on the National Anti-Corruption Commission - it's their job!

April 2017:

The public and media have no hope of knowing any inside information unless an informant comes forth, albeit at great risk to harassment, arrest and/or defamation lawsuits.

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3 hours ago, Blackheart1916 said:

Soon to be linked by high speed train, eh? Not holding my breath.

"Soon" in Thailand means "in about 10 to 20 years". Didn't you know that?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

 

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT)

Not meaning to be picky, but ACOT is the acronym- more catchy too.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has expressed concern over alleged lack of transparency in two major projects at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Graft, corruption, Thailand, nooooo surely not !

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3 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

"Soon" in Thailand means "in about 10 to 20 years". Didn't you know that?

You don't  get  out and about  much then? The scale and speed of construction is awesome ! 

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2 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

You don't  get  out and about  much then? The scale and speed of construction is awesome ! 

And so is the cost of repairs soon afterwards. The dual carriageway near my home is only three years old but the patches started within the first year and their area now rivals that of the original tarmac and there are many more required. 

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Oh please! A junta-controlled body dealing with 'anti-corruption'.

Do we really have to have our intelligence insulted EVERY SINGLE DAY?!!!

 

But: the Thais are taking it all in their stride. So I won't worry about it.

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Just now, Srikcir said:

How about calling on the National Anti-Corruption Commission - it's their job!

April 2017:

The public and media have no hope of knowing any inside information unless an informant comes forth, albeit at great risk to harassment, arrest and/or defamation lawsuits.

You've forgotten the Bullets waiting for 'informants' !

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15 hours ago, SammyT said:

I lost faith in all anti-corruption efforts in Thailand after the wristwatch explanations were deemed satisfactory...

Beat me to it 👍

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9 hours ago, Retiredandhappyhere said:

And so is the cost of repairs soon afterwards. The dual carriageway near my home is only three years old but the patches started within the first year and their area now rivals that of the original tarmac and there are many more required. 

Ok, roading is another issue. I was  referring to the railway construction.

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