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More goods transport by waterways planned

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The Transport Ministry plans to raise the proportion of water transport from 12% now to at least 18% in three years in a bid to lower costs, says the newly appointed deputy transport minister. 

Prasert Chanruangthong said one of the first priorities of the Transport Ministry is to develop ports such as Laem Chabang deep-sea port, which has problems stemming from its large amount of traffic.

The ministry said road transport costs are 1.80 baht per tonne per kilometre compared with only 1.30 baht for rail and less than one baht for water transport.

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