A new department will be set up to oversee railway investment and regulation, taking over these responsibilities from the problem-plagued State Railway of Thailand (SRT).
Permanent secretary for transport Wichean Potephosree chaired a meeting yesterday on restructuring transport organisations. The new department was proposed at the meeting.
Speaking after the meeting, Pol Gen Wichean said the Department of Rail Transport (DRT), which will be a part of the Transport Ministry, will take over railway investment and regulation from the SRT.
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