‘Chadchart’ confirms state transport agencies still working as usual


BANGKOK, 29 Nov 2013, Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt affirms the agencies under his ministry are still working normally despite pressure from the ongoing demonstrations. 

He elaborated that key agencies such as Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, State Railway of Thailand, Port Authority of Thailand, and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited are operational as usual, despite the announcement by the State Enterprises Worker’s Relation Confederation calling for work stoppage on November 28 and 29.

Mr. Chadchart told the media after a meeting with the management of those agencies, saying that employees who wish to attend the rally can do so in their own time and without disrupting their service to people.

The Minister also said that each agency have operation plans that will ensure undisturbed workflow even as the protests continue, adding Deputy Transport Minister, General Prun Suwannathat, will request personnel substitution from the military in case of emergencies.