Transport and shipping

Development and funding for transport

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

Transport Ministry to spend THB7.2bn on EEC road network

The Transport Ministry will spend over THB7.2 billion on building a new road network in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) next year.About THB211.61 has been allocated to the Transport Ministry in the draft budget for fiscal year 2022, said Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob. The draft ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt inks civil works contracts for fast rail

Three civil engineering contracts for the high-speed rail project between Bangkok and Nong Khai were signed on Monday.The major transport project marks a new stage of cooperation between Thailand and China, which will see the nation’s railroads form a vital link in the region’s train ...

Supoj Wancharoen

Opportunity from the rise of China

Today, the role of China in the world has dramatically increased in importance, both in terms of the economy and politics, according to a speech given by President Xi Jinping on China National Day. Thai PBS World reporters have participated in a workshop on the ...

Thailand and Myanmar Agree to Push Ahead With Dawei Special Economic Zone

Myanmar and Thailand have published their nine-point agreement to push through the implementation of the long-delayed US$8-billion (12.23-trillion-kyat) Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, which is set to be Southeast Asia’s largest industrial complex.Keep reading ...

Govt speeding up megaprojects

The government is expediting the Transport Ministry’s mega-investment projects worth almost 2 trillion baht to stimulate financial flows and deal with anticipated volatility in the global economy next year.Kobsak Pootrakul, deputy secretary-general for political affairs to the prime minister, said the Transport Ministry’s 44 projects ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

First Chiang Mai light rail planned for 2027

CHIANG MAI: This northern city hopes to launch its first mass transit line in 2027, officials said at a public hearing.The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) hosted the first public hearing on the Red Line light rail project on Wednesday.MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas ...

Panumet Tanraksa

High-speed airport rail in EEC moving along

The high-speed rail project linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-tapao airports is moving ahead, with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) scheduled to go before the National Environmental Policy Committee for approval on Monday.Keep reading ...

Chatrudee Theparat

NSTDA opens logistics innovation contest

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) will organize a logistics innovation contest in order to promote and enhance the commercial logistics sector.Keep watching ...

ADB calls for sustainable funding for transit systems

The Asian Development Bank has urged the Thai government and other governments in developing Asia to manage their debt carefully.The ADB has also proposed sustainable financing solutions for the rapid mass transit system in mega-cities like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. Meanwhile, a Thai land developer ...

Wichit Chaitrong

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