NCPO tells Transport Ministry to push ahead with infrastructure development


BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has assigned agencies within the Ministry of Transport to push ahead with infrastructure construction in important projects, although it asked for 2 weeks to go over details of the 2 trillion baht investment initiative. 

Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, in his capacity as the NCPO’s chief of economic affairs, on Wednesday met with representatives of the Transport Ministry agencies to discuss transportation affairs that needed to be urgently tackled. These issues included the expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport, and investment in various rail transport networks that included dual-track trains, intra-city electric trains, and high-speed trains. ACM Prajin indicated that investments under the 2 trillion infrastructure development scheme needed detailed review, but he expected to reach a conclusion in 2 weeks.

The Air Force commander-in-chief also assigned each of the Transport Ministry agencies to go ahead with infrastructure development that would draw on the fiscal 2014 budget.

ACM Prachin plans to meet with the heads of various state enterprises on Saturday to go over the affairs of their respective organizations.