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Cabinet approves 2 Red Line contracts

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A cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved the signing of two of three contracts to build a section of the Red Line electric railway, Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt said. 

The first contract involves the construction of the Bang Sue central terminal and a maintenance facility. The contract, worth 29 billion baht, has been awarded to SU Joint Venture, comprising Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Plc and Unique Engineering and Construction Plc.

The second is for the construction of rail tracks and train stations. Italian-Thai Development Plc secured the contract, valued at 21.2 billion baht. The two contracts are part of a 36km section of the Red Line electric railway linking Bang Sue in Bangkok and Rangsit in Pathum Thani province.

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