Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

Official urges people to avoid inter-province travel

Full relaxation of Covid-19 regulations in transportation is not possible yet, as people need to follow social distancing and limit the use of transport, permanent secretary at the Interior Ministry, Chatchai Promlert, said on Sunday.The official reiterated the government’s plea to people to avoid travel ...

The Nation Reporter

Aviation authority extends ban on flights by another 12 days

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday (April 6) decided to further extend the ban on passenger flights to the Kingdom from 00.01am of April 7 to 11.59pm of April 18.CAAT had initially prohibited all aircraft from entering Thailand for three days, from ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand suspends incoming flights

All passenger flights have been banned from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the aviation agency said on Friday.The ban came into effect on Saturday morning and will run until the end of Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of ...

Cambodia, Thailand plan temporary opening of border crossing

Cambodia and Thailand are planning a temporary opening of a border crossing along Stung Bot of Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand’s Ban Nong Ian area in Sa Kaeo province.The news was shared in a meeting between  Heng Rathpisidh, Cambodia’s Director General of Public Works ...

Bt25 fare ceiling for Airport Link train service in off-peak hours

A State Railway of Thailand committee has approved a maximum fare ceiling of Bt25 per person per trip for off-peak hours on the Airport Rail Link Skytrain from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phya Thai stations. The off-peak hours are from 5.30am to 7am, 10am to 5pm, ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt to expropriate 50,000 rai of land for infra developments

The government plans to expropriate up to 50,000 rai of mostly farm land for infrastructure development of the Eastern Economic Corridor and other parts of the country.The projects include a high-speed rail system linking three international airports and a double-track railway between the northern and ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt loans B8.5bn for regional roads

Thailand plans to grant 8.5-billion-baht in loans next year to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia to build four new transnational roads under the Asean Connectivity initiative.The cabinet will be asked to give approval for the infrastructure development. Observers say the fast-growing economies of Myanmar and Cambodia ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

Committees, panel set up to regulate airport link project, power plants

The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee on Friday (December 6) gave the nod to the establishment of a committee to regulate the high-speed train project linking three international airports.A second new committee will also be set up to manage the contract for this project, Kanit ...

The Nation Reporter

Three provinces shortlisted for transit-oriented development

Chonburi, Ayutthaya and Khon Kaen provinces should serve as models for the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project, according to a study by the Transport Ministry.The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) has been tasked since 2017 to study city development plans along ...

The Nation Reporter

All national highways in Thailand to have four lanes by 2022

Thailand’s Highways Department says all national highways in the country will be four-lane roads, two lanes in each direction, within three years.Daily News says the Director-General of the Highways Department, Sarawut Songsiwilai, made the announcement yesterday. Sarawut says the expansion will mean the country’s highways ...

May Taylor

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