Thai Ministry outlines plans for south region
BANGKOK: The Transport Ministry has outlined infrastructure development plans focused on transport connectivity in the southern region, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
As part of the US$403.57 billion development project, new railways, seaports and roads will be built in southern provinces to promote connectivity with Malaysia and Singapore.
"This includes developing the Pak Bara Port in Satun province into a cargo distribution facility," said Transport and Traffic Policy Planning Office director Chula Sukmanop.
A four-lane expansion project will be launched in the first year of construction, including road repairs in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hat Yai, Ranong and Chumphon.
Railway and port projects will be implemented ahead of the formation of the Asean Economic Community by 2015.-- Bernama