|

Transport Ministry Announces Construction of the 57-km, Six-Lane Bridge

onstruction of the 57-km, six-lane bridge will cost Bt49.6 billion and should start in the next three years and take at least three years to finish

Construction of the 57-km, six-lane bridge will cost Bt49.6 billion and should start in the next three years and take at least three years to finish

 

BANGKOK – The Transport Ministry has unveiled a multi-million-baht project to construct Thailand’s longest cable-suspension bridge linking two seaboard provinces of Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon, according to a senior official.

Prasert Janruang-thong, deputy transport minister, said the 1,120-metre bridge will stretch over the Chao Phraya and Tha Chin rivers.

Construction of the 57-km, six-lane bridge will cost Bt49.6 billion and should start in the next three years and take at least three years to finish.

Mr Prasert said the bridge’s design will be similar to the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco will ease traffic congestion and save logistics cost.

“The two available bridges – Bhumibol and Kanchanapisek – which serve commuters and transport operators in the area will reach their limit soon. Traffic congestion will escalate by 20 percent if nothing is done,” he said.

Chartchai Tipsunave, director general of the Rural Roads Department, said a feasibility study and preliminary design for the bridge have been completed, to be followed by environment impact assessment and bidding for contractors.

Land expropriation for the project will cost Bt7.9 billion while economic return is forecast at 19.31 percent which justifies the investment, he said. By  MCOT

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=13889

Posted by on Feb 26 2013. Filed under News, Regional News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen