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Prayut to meet economic council to push for hastening of mega projects

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is meeting with the council of economic ministers on Friday (September 20) to seek ways of speeding up the implementation of long-delayed mega-transport projects worth more than Bt100 billion.

 

Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general for political affairs attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, said Prayut will meet the council to hasten the approval of large investment projects under the jurisdiction of the Transport Ministry.

 

The PM believes these projects will ease economic problems by injecting a large amount of money into the national economy.

 

“There are many delayed projects that will be brought up in the meeting. The construction of these projects may quicken if the deadline is extended.

 

For instance, the Skytrain project that passes through the busy Ramkhamhaeng, Lat Phrao and Srinakarin roads. If this project is completed quickly, then traffic problems will be relieved.

 

Investment in these projects will also help stimulate the economy and may help national growth go beyond the 3 per cent target,” Kobsak said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376336

 

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NOW he wants projects done in a timely manner. Before, who cares if it takes years past projected completion dates. Sheesh!

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9 minutes ago, jerojero said:

NOW he wants projects done in a timely manner. Before, who cares if it takes years past projected completion dates. Sheesh!

Possibly the settlement of commissions is what he has in mind!

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4 minutes ago, jerojero said:

NOW he wants projects done in a timely manner. Before, who cares if it takes years past projected completion dates. Sheesh!

incorrect ……   Khun Prayut Chan O Cha has pushed through dozens upon dozens of projects that were either stalled or shelved. Bangkok-Chiang Mai HSR project, The Phitsanulok highway expansion, the North Eastern highway upgrade, SRT upgrade, Sea port expansion project, High speed rail HSRP china-thai.

And there are many more that this government has fast tracked, which has created thousands of jobs.

In 2018, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged to develop the northeastern provinces with new projects aimed at enhancing its capacity in a range of areas from tourism to transport connectivity.

In terms of transport infrastructure development, a four-lane road expansion project has already been implemented along with another scheme to upgrade the provincial airport, he said while visiting the area.

Jan 31, 2019 - The cabinet has approved in principle 10 infrastructure projects ... and Highway 11 on the North-Khun Tan route (100 million baht).

 

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100 billion on his pet projects and how much for flood victims? oh he did give 100k that's less than 1 baht a person.

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45 minutes ago, steven100 said:

incorrect ……   Khun Prayut Chan O Cha has pushed through dozens upon dozens of projects that were either stalled or shelved. Bangkok-Chiang Mai HSR project, The Phitsanulok highway expansion, the North Eastern highway upgrade, SRT upgrade, Sea port expansion project, High speed rail HSRP china-thai.

And there are many more that this government has fast tracked, which has created thousands of jobs.

In 2018, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged to develop the northeastern provinces with new projects aimed at enhancing its capacity in a range of areas from tourism to transport connectivity.

In terms of transport infrastructure development, a four-lane road expansion project has already been implemented along with another scheme to upgrade the provincial airport, he said while visiting the area.

Jan 31, 2019 - The cabinet has approved in principle 10 infrastructure projects ... and Highway 11 on the North-Khun Tan route (100 million baht).

 

Is that right? Living in Chiang Mai I would be interested to know the detail on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai HSR project. I thought it had been shelved. Can you let me know the current plan or where the info came from steven100. Much appreciated.

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4 minutes ago, alant said:

Is that right? Living in Chiang Mai I would be interested to know the detail on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai HSR project. I thought it had been shelved. Can you let me know the current plan or where the info came from steven100. Much appreciated.

This from earlier this year … The four high-speed rail (HSR) projects connect Bangkok with Nong Khai in the Northeast, Chiang Mai in the North, the beach resort of Hua Hin to the South, and Rayong in the East. 

At present, the Bangkok-Nong Khai and Bangkok-Rayong routes are at the advanced planning stage while the 252km Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route, the first phase of the longer Bangkok-Nong Khai route, will be the first HSR in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

The piling work of the first phase linking Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, a contract worth 179 billion baht, began on Dec 21, and service is scheduled to start in 2022.

Meanwhile, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) aims to operate the 193km Bangkok-Rayong high-speed Thai-Japanese railway by 2023, with ticket prices starting at 20 baht with an increase of 1.80 baht per km. Trains are set to run at 250km per hour on 1.4-metre standard-gauge rails.

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5 minutes ago, steven100 said:

This from earlier this year … The four high-speed rail (HSR) projects connect Bangkok with Nong Khai in the Northeast, Chiang Mai in the North, the beach resort of Hua Hin to the South, and Rayong in the East. 

At present, the Bangkok-Nong Khai and Bangkok-Rayong routes are at the advanced planning stage while the 252km Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route, the first phase of the longer Bangkok-Nong Khai route, will be the first HSR in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

The piling work of the first phase linking Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, a contract worth 179 billion baht, began on Dec 21, and service is scheduled to start in 2022.

Meanwhile, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) aims to operate the 193km Bangkok-Rayong high-speed Thai-Japanese railway by 2023, with ticket prices starting at 20 baht with an increase of 1.80 baht per km. Trains are set to run at 250km per hour on 1.4-metre standard-gauge rails.

Thanks for that, I thought the Request to slow down the link to make it cheaper had been rejected by the Japanese and the project was effectively dead. I read from another post from Cadbury it looks like he thinks roughly the same. Interesting, decent rail would be nice.

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Apart from the complete stupidity of certain projects I - honestly - wonder, who on earth is paying for all this? Or have the Germans secretly sold them some money printing equipment? Just asking, 11 billion for Don Meuang, Nakhon Pathom as Bangkok-3-airport, high speed trains up and down the country (Nong Khai-Udon is presently charged B 11, Nong Khai-Khon Kaen brings in B 35 for a three hours train trip), unnecessary road widening and resurfacing work is done and yes, irrigation is on the cards again.

Just wondering ............. 

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1 hour ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Quick... speed up those 'negotiations'! $$$

Surely you jest? The Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and  U-Tapao international airports contract still hasn't been signed. Everyone involved is getting panicky and trying to make sure SRT don't stuff it up like it did the Hopewell project. 

SRT can't even commit to handing over the land for at least another two years.

Murphy's laws apply.

 

Murphy's First Law:  Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Murphy's Second Law:  Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Murphy's Third Law:  Everything takes longer than you think.

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