Pridiyathorn: Nix high-speed rail scheme | Bangkok Post: business

Business > News

Pridiyathorn: Nix high-speed rail scheme

- +

Former Bank of Thailand governor MR Pridiyathorn Devakula called for the government to abolish its planned development of four high-speed rail routes because it is not worth the investment costs. 

Should the government want to test the waters on the viability of high-speed rail, it should invest in a Bangkok-Rayong route due to the absence of airline flights at the moment, he told a seminar entitled "The Fiscal Budget: What They Do with Our Money".

"We're not a rich country that can invest in projects that are not worthwhile," he said.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

4 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments