The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket gets nod for B23.5bn light rail

PHUKET: The Ministry of Transport has green its approval for Phuket to build the long-awaited light-rail system from Tha Noon in Phang Nga all the way south to Chalong Circle at a cost of B23.5 billion.

transport, tourism, construction, economics,


Bangkok Post

Friday 20 November 2015, 07:17PM


The ministry has also set its sights on completing the project by 2021, said Chaiwat Tongkamkoon, Deputy Director of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planing (OTP).

The OTP will gather all information and relevant details from the Highways Department, Department of Rural Roads, Airports of Thailand (AoT) and local administration offices before submitting a summary to the Ministry of Transport before the end of the year for the Cabinet to approve the project, said Mr Chaiwat.

AoT is involved as the planned light-rail will connect with Phuket Airport, he added.

“The Ministry of Transport agrees with the proposal to build the light rail because this project can run along the main roads, there is no need to buy land from residents and the project will require only a low budget to maintain,” Mr Chaiwat explained.

However, the government is reviewing expressions of interest in the project from private investors from China, Korea and European countries, he added.

The rail line will start at Tha Noon in Phang Nga, on the north side of the bridges from Phuket to the mainland and terminate just north of Chalong Circle, passing through Phuket Town en route and covering a total distance of 60 kilometres.

C and C Marine

“There will be 23 stations and the project will be finished in 2021,” said Mr Chaiwat.

“Once it is completed, the project will ease traffic congestion in Phuket, especially for tourists who take at least three hours to travel to the airport,” he added.

“Within the first year, I think we will service at least 68,000 people per day and hope to generate about B5.3bn and in 30 years of operation, the railway will generate income B15.7bn.

“Other benefits Phuket will get from the rail project, besides helping people to save money on transportation, include reducing traveling times, the number and severity of road accidents and air pollution,” Mr Chaiwat concluded.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Touting elephants okay, says Phuket wildlife official

This is horrible. It's not the actual riding that is the cruelty. It is the crushing (for training) and treatment of the elephant when NOT being r...(Read More)


Tougher driving tests, medical checks eyed in road safety push

as long as only 500 baths for driving without a license and can still leave driving license will not go to take. 10,000 bath fine and seizure of the v...(Read More)


Touting elephants okay, says Phuket wildlife official

By the way, touting is forbidden in Thailand by law, yes?...(Read More)


Tougher driving tests, medical checks eyed in road safety push

Pulling wrong end of the rope. Installing/implementing a full electronic testing system is just a administrative change. ( making a smart looking) W...(Read More)


Police to probe more first-prize lottery disputes

Get yourself a lottery ticket? Take care the ticket ( even make a photo copy), keep it safe at home. When I drive Phuket roads, I see on the road: lo...(Read More)


Tougher driving tests, medical checks eyed in road safety push

Would never change the mindset. Get on a motorbike and something happens to their brains, and with police not bothering to enforce the law they can do...(Read More)


Touting elephants okay, says Phuket wildlife official

Whay it`be NOW action taken against elephant touts who provide rides to tourists on the island’s beaches.elephant faeces and urine from the beach an...(Read More)


Phuket Governor ends lifeguard crisis, targets airport woes, floods

Publicity and comments are red in the Government buildings in Bangkok. It is good that the Governor, as the representative of the central Government ...(Read More)


Touting elephants okay, says Phuket wildlife official

Again a law, nicely 'designed' to run partly away from being responsibility of animal well being in Thailand. What is the use of registration...(Read More)


Police to probe more first-prize lottery disputes

The tickets belong to whoever is able to actually produce them, that's how lottery tickets work. If you lose your ticket you get nothing. If a ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.