Transport and shipping

Thailand's 'Landbridge' will bring East and West closer together

Srettha Thavisin is the prime minister of Thailand.My inaugural visit to Tokyo as Thailand’s prime minister is happily coinciding with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s enduring ties with Japan.This marks a pivotal juncture to present a compelling investment opportunity. Thailand’s Landbridge mega ...

B9bn plan unveiled for city canals

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) will submit plans to develop existing and new canal routes to promote passenger boat transportation in a bid to ease traffic congestion in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital. OTP director Punya ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PM pushes ambitious Land Bridge project in South to create trade hub in SE Asia

Caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to expand transportation infrastructure to enhance the economic development of the Southern region, government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri said on Sunday.This includes connecting transportation between the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, he added.This project is intended to further ...

The Nation Reporter

TAT optimistic about reaching long-haul market target

Stronger air traffic in the summer, with a projection of more than 98,000 flights, should help each long-haul market to exceed 1 million visitors by the end of this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand seeks measures to bring down airfares

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Transport Ministry to proceed with a five-point plan to tackle the soaring prices of air tickets in the short and long term.Deputy Transport Minister Atirat Ratanasate said the ministry has informed the PM of the measures taken ...

Airports of Thailand to invest $1 billion to expand low-cost terminal

Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 36.8 billion baht ($1.08 billion) to expand its low-cost terminal at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport and increase passenger capacity and boost tourism income, it said late on Wednesday.Construction will begin this year and take until 2029, AOT ...

South, Southeast nations to enhance cooperation for maritime transport

A group of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations – collectively known as Bimstec – has reached an agreement on maritime transport cooperation to boost maritime connectivity within the region.The group’s Senior Officials’ Meeting endorsed the Agreement on Maritime Transport Cooperation at a virtual ...

The Nation Reporter

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand strengthen transport connectivity

The 23rd preparatory conference of the nine provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand that share the use of Road 8 and Road 12 was recently held in the central Lao province of Bolykhamsay to review their cooperation.A representative of Bolykhamsay province reported the implementation of ...

Cabinet okay to be sought for new Bangkok, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi expressway link

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (ETA) will propose the first stage of the Chalong Rat-Nakhon Nayok-Saraburi expressway project this month once it gets the go-ahead from the economic advisory council on Wednesday.ETA governor Surachet Laophulsuk was speaking to reporters on Tuesday after ETA completed a ...

B2tn plan to speed up 36 major projects

The Transport Ministry has pledged to speed up 36 mega-infrastructure projects with investments worth 1.98 trillion baht to stimulate economic development this year.Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the projects, some of which have yet to be approved, are expected to upgrade the country’s logistics and ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

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