Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

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

Thailand pushes dream of 'land bridge' to boost economy

The dream of a Thai land bridge, a transport route that would cross the Malay Peninsula to connect ports on either side, has surfaced again in Thailand. If it becomes a reality, a land bridge could cut shipping times by about two days, compared with ...

New national shipping firm will not boost Thailand’s competitiveness, warns TCC

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is advising the government against setting up a national shipping firm in a bid to boost Thailand’s competitiveness.Phumin Harinsut, TCC’s vice-chairman, said Thailand had established a shipping company in the World War II era which was eventually closed in ...

The Nation Reporter

Laos surveys new expressway linking Thailand, China

Surveyors are designing a route for a new expressway in Laos that will cut travel time between northern Thailand and southern China.Liu Jingwei, an official overseeing the project, said officials were surveying the route for the expressway that will connect Huayxai in Laos’ Bokeo province ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt floats new plan for land bridge

The government is considering the idea of a land bridge project connecting the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand via Ranong and Chumphon provinces.Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul on Sunday told a press briefing that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to improve infrastructure to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Low-fare promotion for Airport Rail Link considered

SRT Electrified Train Co Ltd (SRTET), operator of the Airport Rail Link, is seeking approval from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to reduce fares from Phya Thai to Suvarnabhumi Airport for three months from October onwards.The first low-fare promotion expired in June this year. ...

The Nation Reporter

Transport Ministry turns to faster road and rail spending to prop up economy

The Transport Ministry plans to accelerate spending on roads and rail projects in the fiscal year starting in October to aid an economy hammered by a slump in exports and tourism.Key programmes include expansion of Bangkok’s mass-transit network and expressways linking several nearby provinces and ...

CAAT lifts entry ban on select foreigners

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has lifted an entry ban on four groups of foreign nationals, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions.CAAT director Chula Sukmanop said the agency’s easing of travel restrictions for non-Thai ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Ministry authorises resumption of all public transport

The Ministry of Transport has allowed all public transport, such as buses, trains and planes to resume to meet the people’s demand for travel, except to some provinces that had not ended the lockdown measures.Anon Luangboriboon, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary, said that the move ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt clarifies on Inter-provincial transport during curfew hours

The government has suggested that people defer inter-provincial travel, or travel only if it were necessary, as that would help slow or prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.Phase 3 of the easing of lockdown measures, which comes into effect from June 1, permits inter-province ...

The Nation Reporter

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