Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning presided over a ceremony to launch the construction of Thailand’s first two monorail electric train routes which are scheduled to be open for services in 2021.
The two electric train routes are the Pink Line (Khae Rai-Min Buri) and the Yellow Line (Lat Phrao-Samrong).
Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang and executives of the BTS Group Holding and Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Plc also attended the ceremony, which was held at the Yellow Line construction site on Srinakarin road in Bang Na district.
Gen Prayut said in his speech that the government under his leadership has continued to implement large-scale infrastructure projects, particulalrly the construction of electric train systems, which have been included in the government’s 20-year national strategy.
The government has pushed for concrete implementation of the Pink Line and the Yellow Line to help ease the traffic congestion in Bangkok and nearby provinces, he added.