Phang Nga – Surat Thani rail project expected to boost Andaman tourism

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PHANG NGA, 19 March 2012 (NNT) – Deputy Transport Minister Chatt Kuldiloke has inspected the progress of the Phang Nga – Surat Thani rail project. The government hopes that the railway would help boost tourism along the Andaman coast.

According to Mr Chatt, who visited Phang Nga province to inspect the Pun Pin rail project between Phang Nga and Surat Thani, the areas believed to belong to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) are found to be overlapping with 18 other land plots belonging to local residents.

He explained that the Administrative Court will make a ruling on each of the land plot on March 21. The Court has so far made a final ruling in just one of the 18 cases pending that the area belongs to the SRT’s.

The Deputy Transport Minister said that part of the Phang Nga- Surat Thani rail project construction has already begun, and that the government will push for the complete project to be completed in order to open the door for tourists to travel conveniently to provinces on the Andaman Coast.

Read more: NNT

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