The government has said that the 100 billion baht Chiang Mai tram project will be open for tenders next year.
The joint government and private sector project is in the planning stage with the communications ministry conducting environmental impact studies over the next 4-6 months.
Thereafter the private sector will be asked to get involved on operational aspects of the tram way.
The government is providing much of the budget for the main building infrastructure.
In addition the private sector is being urged to get involved in providing services at and around the stations and maintenance yard that will be main features of the massive project valued in total at 100 million baht, reported Daily News.