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Two more rail routes worth over 140 billion baht planned for bid

 The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) says it was making preparations to investing into a further 2 dual-track routes valued at 143 billion baht with expectations  that public bidding for the project could  be held at the end of this year.

SRT governor Wuthichart Kalauarnmitr revealed that the SRT has plans to invest in a further two 1 meter dual-track lines for two new routes.

The first will run from the Den Chai intersection – Chiang Rai – Chiang Kong a total distance of 326 kilometres while the second will stretch 347 kilometres and run from Bang Phai to Nakhon Phanom.

The project will cost an estimated 143 billion baht. It was initiated after the Prime Minister invoked Article 44 of the Interim Constitution to speed up construction on vital national infrastructure projects.

The two planned lines are still in the design stage and an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) report is being prepared, he said.

Should things go smoothly, it is expected that a public bidding for investment in the project will be organized by the end of the year or at the latest, the beginning of the next year, the governor said.

As for the already approved 4 dual-track routes, Mr Wuthichart stated that public bidding for the project is slated to begin within the year.

He said further that the SRT has also made investments into new locomotive engines.

full article: englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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