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Chadchat rejects rail cost concerns

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Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt insists the broad economic returns from high-speed railways will make their construction worthwhile. 

He was responding to Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) researcher Sumet Ongkittikul, who warned on Thursday that the government would never break even on its planned high-speed rail projects.

His concerns were echoed by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, who called on the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) to conduct a benefits study into the project.

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