Transport Ministry to propose urgent infrastructure development plan to NLA

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BANGKOK, 17 August 2014  – The Transport Ministry is planning to propose an urgent transport infrastructure development plan to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation next week. 

According to Transport Ministry Permanent Secretary Soithip Traisuth, the urgent development plan that is set to be implemented during 2014 and 2015, involving a total budget of 69.2 billion baht, is now being drafted for submission.

The plan, which is hoped to be present before the NLA next week, includes projects that require additional budget in order to complete the connectivity of the transport network in Thailand, Mrs. Soithip said.

She added that a master plan on the major transport infrastructure development for 2015-2022 is also under the study in order to ensure the plan’s completeness, particularly in the areas of connectivity with neighbouring countries and the facilitation of cross-border trade.

In addition, the ministry is in the process of studying the border trade development plan, which the NCPO has instructed it to conduct, with an aim to make sure that all transport systems in Thailand will connect even small routes and that the actual constructions will be completed as soon as possible, said the permanent secretary.