Bangkok’s Blue Line underground train construction passes 50% mark

BANGKOK, 20 August 2014  – The construction of Bangkok’s Blue Line underground train system has made a significant progress and the first tunnelling under the Chao Phraya River is set to commence soon.

Mr. Plew Trivisvavet, CEO of Ch. Kanrchang Public Company Limited which is in charge of the construction of the extended part of the Blue Line underground train system between Sanam Chai and Tha Phra, said Wednesday that the progress of the project has already passed the 50% mark.

He said that the construction will reach a pivotal point in two weeks, when the tunnelling under the Chao Phraya River — the first of its kind — will begin.

The planned tunnel will be 30-38 meters under the ground, according to Mr. Plew.

The CEO of Ch, Karnchang, one of Thailand’s leading infrastructure developers and builders, added that the company is ready to be a part of the government’s 2.4-trillion-baht transport infrastructure development plan, which the National Council for Peace and Order approved late last month.

Mr. Plew went on to say that Ch. Karnchang is expected to record more than 33 billion baht in revenue this year after reporting over 18 billion baht in revenue during the first six months of 2014, citing some 100 billion baht worth of construction project the company has been working on at the moment.

Source:  http://www.pattayamail.com/business/bangkok-s-blue-line-underground-train-construction-passes-50-mark-40642#sthash.lDSenP0K.dpuf