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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #401
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Major transport project set to go

THE NATION February 28, 2013 1:00 am

The government is ready to kick off its long-awaited infrastructure investments, with the aim of accomplishing three main national strategies - a shift to a multi-modal transport system; connectivity; and mobility.

However, the amount to be invested in projects outlined for implementation over the seven years to 2020, as approved by Cabinet yesterday, was revised down slightly from Bt2.27 trillion to Bt2 trillion. According to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, some of the connected projects will be funded via the annual investment budgets.

If investment from annual budgets is included, Thailand's total outlay during the seven-year period would be Bt4.2 trillion. While strategic projects under the Bt2-trillion plan will be financed by borrowing, the rest - covering connecting projects nationwide - would come from annual investment expenditure, he said.

"The main modes - air, water and railroad - will be financed by the Bt2 trillion borrowing, while the linkages will be financed by annual budgets. In terms of budget, we are ready. Our income would rise in line with economic expansion," he told reporters yesterday.

EXHIBITION NEXT MONTH

The government plans an exhibition from March 7-10 at the Government Centre to reveal the investment plans in detail to the general public. A seminar will also be hosted for in-depth discussion on the plan.

The Transport and Finance ministries will then wrap up the proposal for screening by Cabinet, before it is sent to Parliament next month. The government plans to issue a law to support the borrowing.

Investors from many countries are keen to join the construction projects. Local and foreign business operators are optimistic that the outlays will increase Thailand's competitiveness, particularly under the Kingdom's plan to become Asean's transport hub when the Asean Economic Community comes into being in 2015.

According to Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, CEO of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organisations (FETCO), who recently joined a Thai delegation to Hong Kong, investors in Thailand have huge interest in the project, particularly the funding side and any possible delays. Kittiratt and Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt explained things at length to over 100 investors.

"All of them supported the investment thanks to the absence of mega projects since the Suvarnabhumi Airport, but they are curious about the funding," he told Krungthep Turakij TV. "On the delay issue, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and all ministers promised that a campaign would be launched to assure all of no delay. This is what the capital market will monitor."

"It was a job well done for this meeting. The trip has built confidence [among investors in Thai infrastructure projects] to quite a good level," he said.

DOUBLE-RAIL TRACK

Of the Bt2-trillion budget, some Bt309.3 billion will be allocated to double-track rail and port improvement. Another Bt955 billion will go to road and rail networks to promote connectivity with neighbouring countries and Asean, which will boost border trade. The remaining Bt672.5 billion will improve urban transport systems (Bt527.8 billion) and links to major provincial cities (Bt144.7 billion).

Transport Minister Chadchart said earlier a modal shift was necessary given higher energy prices and rising concern over global warming.

About 70 per cent of transport in Thailand is done by road, despite high cost and frequent accidents. Better infrastructure nationwide with better inter-city links will distribute economic growth to other parts of the country, as Bangkok faces saturation.

Average road speed in Bangkok and nearby provinces is only 28km per hour, and the country is a net energy importer.

The Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre said in a recent report that Thailand's total energy demands will triple by 2035 if things are not changed.

LOGISTIC COSTS

In the plan approved by Cabinet yesterday, the Bt2-trillion investment will lower Thai logistic costs by at least 2 percentage points from 15 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at present. The ratio is less than 10 per cent in the US. Shipment by rail will rise from 2.5 per cent to at least 5 per cent while the water transport ratio will rise from 15 per cent to at least 19 per cent.

These outlays will expand GDP by 1 per cent a year, and create about 500,000 jobs nationwide.

While some equipment and materials will be imported for projects, this is expected to raise the current account deficit by 1 percentage point per annum. Imports are also expected to cut pressure on the Thai baht, after huge inflows.

Despite concerns this investment will spur domestic inflation, the government is convinced it will rise only 0.16 per cent over the period.

Meanwhile, public debt should peak at only 50 per cent of GDP during this time, allowing the government to maintain fiscal discipline. The Pheu Thai-led government earlier announced that it would run a balanced budget in 2016.

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Dawei road expansion plan shelved

Published: 26 Feb 2013

The planned expansion of a motorway linking Thailand to the proposed Dawei deep-sea port project in Myanmar has been postponed.

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTTPP) said expanding the motorway from four lanes to eight on the Thai side of the border is unnecessary for the time being.

The 110-kilometre road would link Dawei in Myanmar to Kanchanaburi in Thailand.

Chula Sukmanop, director of the OTTPP said the Dawei road link expansion project would pose high investment risks.

His findings were issued in a report on the Dawei joint development project submitted to Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt.

The report comes ahead of the third meeting of the joint steering committee for the Dawei project, set for March 6-8 in Chon Buri.

The OTTPP had analysed estimates of the cargo volume expected at the Dawei deep-sea port and found the figure was too high.

The transport volumes are not sufficient to justify expanding the motorway, the report said.

It said cargo containers would carry mainly industrial goods from the port and other goods from Kanchanaburi special economic zone and other western provinces.

His office recommended the deep-sea port be designed as an industrial port in the first phase.

A container port should be developed later as the volume of cargo containers increases in the second phase.

Mr Chula said Myanmar should change its laws to allow private operators to manage the port.

He also said in the report that his office has proposed that Myanmar review the size of its rail track for the Dawei project by using a one-metre track that could link to other rail networks in Thailand without the need to unload goods during transport.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #403
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I suppose that 8-laning would be some kind of a motorway, with 2x2 tolled through lanes and 2x2 frontage / access roads along side it.

Central Thailand (the region around Bangkok) is quite a disaster from a traffic engineering perspective. Highly dispersed developments with a lot of strip development alongside existing highways, making it hard to both build a new alignment or widen the existing road.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:33 PM   #404
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Exat mulls North expressway

Published: 1 Apr 2013

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat) is considering a plan to build a new expressway between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.

Exat governor Aiyanat Tinarpai said a feasibility study would be conducted to assess the plan.

It could link up with roads in Myanmar and China, which would better connect Thailand with other Asean nations to boost trade and tourism.

The expressway link could help increase the number of tourists from China, many of whom enter via Myanmar through Chiang Rai, he said.

In the other direction, the expressway opens the possibility of making a trip through northern Thailand, Myanmar and China in just one day.

Exat would consult with the Department of Highways before planning the exact route of the expressway, he said.

Exat plans to pay for the feasibility study with funds from the 2014 budget. Exat could fund the project on its own or invite private investors to take part as well, he said.

Meanwhile, Exat also plans to build express customs-clearance passages at each of the four border checkpoints in Songkhla, Nong Khai, Tak and Chiang Rai, he said.

Songkhla's Sadao border checkpoint would probably be the first site for one of the express crossings, Mr Aiyanat said.

Each of the four express crossings would be 3km long and will be used to expedite the transport of goods, he said.

A one-stop customs clearance service would be provided at the new crossings to make the customs procedure more efficient, he said.

A feasibility study on the new checkpoints should begin in fiscal year 2014 and the construction should take about one year, he said.

Exat has also signed a contract with a consultant to plan an expressway in Phuket linking Krathu municipality to the Patong area.

The expressway will cost about 6 billion baht to build.

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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #405
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2020 deadline speeds up the construction of 5 motorways
3 roads to be funded by 2 trillion transport loan


Published: 23 Apr 2013

The government has prioritised the construction of five inter-provincial motorways, which will cost 267 billion baht and span a combined length of 705 kilometres.

The construction of the motorways is expected to be completed by 2020.

The projects are among 13 motorways nationwide to be built under the Highway Department.

The 13 motorways will cover 4,150km and cost 472 billion baht. Two of these 13 motorways have already been completed. They are the 82km Bangkok-Chon Buri Road and the 64km Eastern Outer Ringroad.

Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning director-general Chula Sukmanop told Bangkok Post three of the five motorways will be financed by the two-billion-baht loan which the government is borrowing to overhaul the country's transport infrastructure.

These three include the 196km Bang Pa-in-Saraburi-Nakhon Ratchasima Road, which will require investment of 84.6 billion baht.

This project's environment impact assessment (EIA) was approved in 2006.

The Highway Department completed the project's design in 2008 and early this year the cabinet approved a budget of 6.6 billion baht for land expropriation and compensation and 77.97 billion baht for construction.

The second project to be financed by the loan funds is the 98km Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi Road, which will cost 55.62 billion baht, including 5.2 billion baht for land expropriation and property compensation.

The EIA process and design of this project has been finished.

The third motorway is the 32km Pattaya-Map Ta Phut Road, costing 16 billion baht.

The investment includes 1.8 billion baht for land expropriation and property compensation. Its EIA is expected to be completed by this year.

Mr Chula said the three motorways will be completed in the next three years.

The two other prioritised motorways are the 118km Nakhon Pathom-Cha-am Road, with an investment budget of 44.1 billion baht, and the 206km Bang Pa-in-Nakhon Sawan Road, which will cost 37.3 billion baht.

These motorways are expected to be completed by 2020.

The EIA of the Nakhon Pathom-Cha-am project has been approved, while the EIA of the Bang Pa-in-Nakhon Sawan project is yet to be completed.

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What has happened there? It looks like contraflow.
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A mob in Bangkok blocked the road.
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I suppose that 8-laning would be some kind of a motorway, with 2x2 tolled through lanes and 2x2 frontage / access roads along side it.

Central Thailand (the region around Bangkok) is quite a disaster from a traffic engineering perspective. Highly dispersed developments with a lot of strip development alongside existing highways, making it hard to both build a new alignment or widen the existing road.
Even the Phetkasem Road Highway along the coast from north to south Thailand has absolutely nil space for expansion. As you said, strip malls line the road right up to the shoulder. You have no choice for a detour in the communities along it...Thailand urban planners could take lessons from Singapore.

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