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Govt assures bus purchase transparency

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The Transport Ministry has insisted the purchase of more than 3,000 natural gas-fuelled buses will be transparent. 

Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt yesterday said he has instructed the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to prepare the terms of reference (ToR) for the procurement of 3,183 buses based on transparency and fairness. The buses will run on natural gas for vehicles, or NGV.

Private sector and agency representatives will be invited to draft the ToR and a public hearing will be held on the project, the minister said. The bidding is expected to be called within two months.

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