Jul 30, 2014
NCPO approved 8-year transportation improvement strategies
NCPO approved a 8-year transportation improvement strategies (BE 2558-2565 or CE 2015-2022).
NCPO also approved next year 108 billion Baht budgets for transportation improvements (BE 2558 or CE 2015).
First priorities are dual track projects for 6 routes, for 1 Meter Gauge for 887 km, to be complted in 2563 (2020).
NCPO also approved the future development of dual tracks with Standard Gauge, for electrical trains for a speed of 160 km/hr. Two routes, northeastern-eastern (Nongkhai - Korat - Saraburi - Laem Chabang, Mabtaphut,737 km for 392.57 billion Baht) and northern-central (Chiang Khong - Denchai - Ban Phachi, 655 km, 348.89 billion Baht) will be quickly implemented, to service passengers and freight trains.