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Transport Ministry’s 14 projects, worth ฿570Bn to start next year

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File photo : Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit

The Ministry of Transport has unveiled 14 infrastructure projects, estimated to cost 570 billion baht, which it plans to begin before the end of 2024, according to Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit.

The 14 projects are:

  • The 167km dual track railroad project between Khon Kaen and Nong Khai. Investment is estimated at about 29.7 billion baht.
  • The Orange Line train project between Bang Khun Non and Min Buri. Investment is estimated at about 140 billion baht and construction is expected to start in May.
  • Expansion of the 4.5km stretch of Highway 4027. Construction cost is estimated at 510 million baht and is expected to commence in August.
  • Construction of the Si Racha service centre on the M7 motorway between Chon Buri and Pattaya. Construction cost is estimated at about 1.6 billion baht and is expected to commence in August.
  • Construction of the Bang Lamung service area on the M7 motorway between Pattaya and Map Ta Phut. Construction is estimated at 766 million baht and is expected to commence in August.
  • Extension of the M7 motorway, to link with U-Tapao airport. Construction is estimated at 4.5 billion baht and is expected to commence in September.
  • Construction of elevated roads at the 402, 4027 and 4025 highway junctions. Construction is estimated at 2 billion baht and is expected to commence in September.
  • Extension of the Red Line from Rangsit to Thammasat University. Construction is estimated at 6.4 billion baht and is expected to begin in September.
  • Extension of the Red Line from Taling Chan to Salaya. Construction is estimated at 10.6 billion baht and is expected to commence in September.
  • Dual track railway between Chira Road and Ubon Ratchathani province. Construction is estimated at about 37.5 billion baht and is expected to commence in September.
  • Extension of the Red Line between Taling Chan and Siriraj. Construction is estimated at 4.6 billion baht and is expected to commence September.
  • The Kathu-Pa Thong expressway in Phuket. Construction is estimated at about 14.6 billion baht and is expected to commence in October.
  • The Chatuchote expressway and outer ring road projects. Construction is estimated at about 24 billion baht and is expected to commence in November.
  • The Thai-Chinese high-speed train project between Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Khai. Construction is estimated at about 300 billion baht and is expected to begin in December.

Moreover, Suriya said that the Thai government is trying to attract foreign investors to the land bridge mega-project in southern Thailand.


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