Most of Thailand’s new Parliament compound to be delivered this year

Most of Thailand’s new Parliament compound to be delivered this year

Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, which has been working on the new Parliament project, gave an assurance on Tuesday that it would deliver most of the new compound to the House of Representatives Secretary-General’s Office this year, so that the compound could start to be used.

Early this month, National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai inspected the site in Kiak Kai and learned that more than 50 per cent of construction work had been completed.

The new compound could be ready for use by the time that new MPs and senators arrive next year, he said at the time, referring to the expected holding of a general election in February.

The meeting hall for the House of Representatives would be completed around March next year, while the meeting hall for the Senate would be completed by the end of this year, he said.

If that was the case, parliamentarians could move in and work at the new Parliament complex following the national poll, Pornpetch expected.

Pakpoom Srichamni, a Sino-Thai executive, said the company had been expediting the construction work and expected to deliver most of the compound by the end of this year.

There is no significant change to the design, including the parking lot which will accommodate around 3,000 vehicles, he added.

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