Transport Ministry pushing for construction of two motorways


BANGKOK, 27 February 2016 – The Ministry of Transport is pushing for the construction of two motorways, M 6 to link Bang Pa-In to Nakhon Ratchasima and M 81 to connect Bang Yai to Kanchanaburi. 

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said one of forty construction contracts for the Bang Pa-In – Nakhon Ratchasima Motorway project has already been concluded while negotiations for the rest are now underway. As for the Bang Yai – Kanchanaburi Motorway project, he said an environmental impact assessment (EIA) was being conducted and the results would be presented to responsible committees by the middle of this year.

In the first phase of the two projects, the minister said the government would shoulder the expenses of the construction whereas expenses to be incurred in other phases would be covered by the Thailand Future Fund which is expected to be launched this year.

He said the two construction projects would be finished by 2020 as scheduled.