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New Thai Government to push 3 mega projects: Yingluck Shinawatra


BANGKOK, 13 July 2011 (NNT) – Incoming Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced that her Pheu Thai-led government will push forward three mega projects including land reclamation from sea.

According to Ms Yingluck, the three mega projects include land reclamation of 200,000-300,000 rai with an operating cost of 12.5 billion baht per four square metres, rail transportation from Bangkok to other provinces and integrated water management in 25 river basins.

Ex-Prime Minister Pol Lt-Col Thaksin Shinawatra had mentioned the three projects after the Pheu Thai won the 3 July general election, saying the Pheu Thai-led government would undertake those mega projects for growth distribution.

The incoming prime minister however noted that the land reclamation to build a new city is a very big project and requires consultations as well as co-working with private-sector experts who will be invited to contribute their ideas to the government.

Ms Yingluck told the press that she will inform details of each project again once they are in progress.

Read more: NNT

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