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Long-needed overhaul for rail system

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Some 90% of the 2.2-trillion-baht infrastructure investment programme will be devoted to upgrading the country's rail system, says Somchai Sujjapongse, director-general of the Fiscal Policy Office. 

A vendor waits for customers at the Train Market in Bangkok on Saturday. The weekend flea market, which opens from 2pm to midnight, is located in a vast land plot owned by the State Railway of Thailand near Chatuchak Market. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

Cabinet ministers will review a bill authorising loans to finance the investment programme on Feb 5.

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