13 firms bid for dual-track train project

Thirteen private companies have submitted their technical and pre-qualification bids for the construction of the dual-track Hua Hin-Prachuab Khiri Khan railway project worth about 7.3 billion baht on Friday.

Transport inspector-general and acting governor of the State Railway of Thailand Mr Anont Luangboriboon said that the bid submission went on smoothly and the bidders would be informed of the pre-qualification result on July 17 after which the qualified bidders would, again, submit their price bids on July 27.

The 84-km long dual-track rail project will shorten the travelling distance between the two spots, increase loading capacity, save energy and travelling costs and reduce pollution problem, said Mr Anont.

The 13 bidders are Unique Engineering and Construction, Italian-Thai Development, TBTC Joint Venture Company, Ch Karn Chang Plc, KSS Joint Venture, Sor Thavee Construction Company, Serm Sa-nguan Construction Company, P Con-Civil Joint Venture, Power Construction Technology, SHPS Joint Venture, Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, PPD-EMRAIL JV Joint Venture and AS Associate Engineering 1964.