The government appears to be treating the infrastructure development megaprojects like the rice pledging scheme - withholding key information which is supposed to be disclosed publicly and releasing details only when pressured to do so.
Unsurprisingly, the House of Representatives on Saturday night passed the two trillion baht infrastructure loan bill by 284 votes to 152 votes. The bill will go through a scrutiny process by a joint government-opposition committee before it is resubmitted to the parliament for the second and third readings.
Both the opposition Democrats and the public in general have no objection to the planned huge spending if it will improve the country’s infrastructure, especially rail services, and boost the country’s competitiveness and economic prosperity.
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