PM pledges to accelerate High Speed Rail project

PUBLISHED ON SAT, AUG 12, 2017 5:24 PM

PM pledges to accelerate High Speed Rail project

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 11 August 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addressed a delay in the High Speed Rail project and assured it will be proceeded as fast as possible. 

The premier stressed on the importance of the High Speed Rail project which will provide connections to 29 other countries as Thailand will become a strategic rail hub on a network in which access to Europe will be provided in the future, he said. 

He said the project will help cut down travel time to domestic destinations, accommodate the expansion of cities, and provide for more business and career opportunities. 

Meanwhile, the proposed change of bus numbers in Bangkok for 269 bus routes which has been criticized over apparent difficulties for passengers to remember the new number format, he said it is a pilot project of the Ministry of Transport which can be revised. 

He said the government is now focused on the procurement of new buses to replace older ones currently in service. 

He commented on the long waiting time at immigration checkpoints at airports due to increased flights to and from Thailand, while the airport terminal remains small. 

He said more immigration counters will open with air force officers to help immigration officials in case of staff shortage.

 

 

 
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