Thailand: Prayuth to meet economic council to push for hastening of mega projects

  • Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is meeting with the council of economic ministers on 20 Sep 19 to seek ways of speeding up the implementation of long-delayed mega-transport projects worth more than THB100bn.
  • Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general for political affairs attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, said Prayut will meet the council to hasten the approval of large investment projects under the jurisdiction of the Transport Ministry. The PM believes these projects will ease economic problems by injecting a large amount of money into the national economy.
  • “There are many delayed projects that will be brought up in the meeting. The construction of these projects may quicken if the deadline is extended. For instance, the Skytrain project that passes through the busy Ramkhamhaeng, Lat Phrao and Srinakarin roads. If this project is completed quickly, then traffic problems will be relieved. Investment in these projects will also help stimulate the economy and may help national growth go beyond the 3% target,” Kobsak said.

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