Thailand set for multi-million dollar dredge


Thailand Transport Ministry's marine department chief Chula Sukmanop said US$145 million will be allocated from the 2015 national budget, of which around US$93 million will be spent on the dredging of rivers and seafronts.

Around US$1.3 million will be used for the construction of river embankments in the Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Ubon Ratchathani provinces.

Sukmanop said dredging is planned along the Pa Sak, Chao Phraya and Nan rivers and the seafronts of Pattani and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces.

US$11.3 million will also be used to implement logistical development projects.

In order to prevent the erosion of soil along the seashores, US$11.8 million will be invested. This aims to facilitate boat services along the Chao Phraya River to Ayutthaya province.

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