Survey of the Light Rail Transit construction site in Phuket, with under 2.4 billion baht investment budget, prepared to proceed EIA report and forecast to open in 2021.
In Phuket International Airport, the reporter recently said that the Light Rail Transit (LRT) operational party is surveying the construction site, under the new railway train route for tourism traffic plan from Phuket – Surat Thani – Phang Nga and back to Phuket is under the responsibility of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) acting by Mr. Siriket Athirat, Secretary of the Board of Mass Transit education, the office of Transport and Traffic Policy Planning, and party to attend this surveying.
Ms. Warissa Chaiwong, the director of Traffic environment impact analysis, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said the construction site of the Light Rail Transit will be separated the construction period into 2 phases:
- First from Phuket International Airport to Chalong area route.
- Second phase form Airport T-junction to Tha Noon railway station route.
“Due to the construction of the Light Rail Transit in Phuket project is enter and must be concerned by the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations, following by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announcement, therefore this project has to be inspected the real construction site and be reported the conclusion to Board of EIA specialist to consider.
This is in the process of initially verifying real site seeing and will present the first comments to Board of EIA specialist to consider again.»
The Phuket Light Rail Transit (LRT) project start from Tha Noon station heading to the north to Chalong five junction (on the East Chao Fa road).
- It is 60 kilometers total
- There are 23 stations
- Budget of 2.4 ten billion baht.
- This project will start in 2018.
- Expected to complete in the end of 2020.
- Official launch in 2021.
Mr. Sorawut Cherdchai, mayor of Nakhorn Ratchasima municipality said recently they have welcomed the executive group of Chong Youn Chuang company, Chong Thang company and the group of He Chun Neun Lun (Xe Mien) asset management company, they are the group of traffic innovation development with support from the government of China. They have presented the newest actual traffic development working in Chengdu, China. So this is a good opportunity to bring their idea, analyze and link to the mega project of Thai government that situated Korat to be the center of traffic in the future.