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Repairs of all rail tracks in the South will take about a week
Rail tracks maintenance in all the flood-affected southern provinces will be completed in seven days, State Railways of Thailand governor Wutthichart Kalayanamit said on Friday.
The governor organized a special train bringing relief materials to help southern flood victims. The train stopped at Thung Song junction which is the farthest that all the south-bound trains can travel to.
Mr Wutthichart was in the special train to inspect damages to rail tracks. A heavy-duty maintenance car was on Friday brought to Ban Chong Khao in Thung Song district to help in track maintenance.
The governor said that, initially, the SRT would spend about 20 million baht for track repairs. But for long-term solution, 770 million baht will be needed to upgrade rail tracks, he added.
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Highways Department seeks 3.3 billion baht special budget for road repairs
The Highways Department has sought an addition of 3.3 billion baht special budget from the Transport Ministry for the maintenance of highways in the Northeast, the North and recently in southern provinces from flooding since last September.
Department head Mr Thanin Somboon said Friday that the department’s existing budget for road repairs is not enough to meet the demand, noting that total damages to roads and highways from flooding since last September were estimated at 3,661 million baht, including 800 million baht for the roads in the South from recent flooding during January 1-12.
The department has been allocated with 150 million baht emergency fund for road repairs in southern provinces on top of 200 million baht annual emergency fund for road repairs, said Mr Thanin.
Once there is an approval from the Transport Ministry regarding the additional fund sought, he said the department would start making designs of road repairs and look for constractors to undertake the actual road repairs which will take about four months.
Maintenance work will start in the six provinces of Chumporn, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Phatthalung and Surat Thani.
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