Transport Ministry inks MOU to build Red Line stations


BANGKOK, 18 January 2013  The State Railway of Thailand has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with contractors to build Bangsue station and maintenance facilities, at the cost of nearly 30 billion baht. 

According to Transport Minister Chatchart Sitthiphan, the agency has signed the first contract with SU Group regarding Bangsue-Rangsit Red Line extension plans, which are expected to be completed in 2015.

The second contract on the construction of stations along the Red Line is set to be inked next month, pending Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s approval of loan requests.

Mr Chatchart elaborated that SRT Governor Prapat Jongsa-nguan has been assigned to oversee the development of commercial space in the Bangsue station, transport connections linking the Red Line, and other transport services in Bangkok.