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Govt to invest 2.2 trillion baht in transport overhaul

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The government yesterday announced a 2.2-trillion-baht investment package to boost the country's transport system, including a massive increase in rail services in Bangkok. 

The Pheu Thai Party-led government aims to increase connectivity between Bangkok and other provinces with a new high-speed train service, and to improve travel conditions in the capital by adding nearly 400km to the existing electric rail network.

The investment programme, to be overseen by Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt, also aims to encourage trade and investment.

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