High-speed rail project linking three Thai airports to be signed next month

Airport-rail link project; Map Ta Phut port project to be signed next month

by Tewit Kemtong

 

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BANGKOK, 25 June 2019(NNT) - The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee has acknowledged progress in the high-speed rail project to link three airports and the Map Ta Phut industrial port development project. Contracts for both projects are expected to be signed between state firms and private concessionaires next month.

 

The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, acknowledged approval by the National Environment Board, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, for an Environmental Impact Assessment study on the high-speed rail project to link three major airports.

 

The State Railway of Thailand and the private concessionaire are expected to sign the construction contract next month. This is the first public-private joint venture of the Eastern Economic Corridor project.

 

The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee also acknowledged progress in Map Ta Phut industrial port’s Phase 3 development project, the contract for which has been scrutinized by the Office of the Attorney General. It is to be resubmitted to the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee by July 1 before being forwarded to the cabinet. The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand and the private concessionaire are expected to sign the contract next month.

 

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG190625161120000

 

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