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BMA to hire new adviser for 19km MRT PPP project


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to hire an adviser by June this year to study the Public-Private Partnership project for the first phase of the 19-kilometre MRT Grey Line from Watcharapol to Thong Lor.

The move is a result of the adviser's document details submitted so far not meeting the authority's conditions.

The BMA said it would allow private agencies to participate in the bidding for the estimated THB30 billion PPP project between 2022 and 2023, expecting to find the contractor by 2024.

The BMA added that the construction of a monorail would take three years.

"Regarding Environmental Impact Assessment, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning has not replied to our proposal yet, but we believe that it would be okay," the BMA said.

"We will conduct land expropriation assessment together with public hearing, which will take about 200 days."

Construction of the MRT Grey Line is divided into three phases:

The first phase (Watcharapol to Thong Lor) links MRT Watcharapol station (Pink Line), Lat Phrao 83 Station (Yellow Line), Wat Phra Ram 9 station (Orange Line) and BTS Sukhumvit line.

The second phase (Phra Khanong to Lumpini) links BTS Phra Khanong station, MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Khlong Toei and Lumpini stations.

The third phase (Lumpini to Tha Phra) links BTS Chong Nonsi station and BRT Sathorn to Ratchaphruek.

Published : May 30, 2021

By : The Nation