Inter – City Motorway (Thailand)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : By APP.

Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport, Thailand.

Summary Report of the Motorway Project, 3 Routes are ready to be done

  1. Route No 81 : Bangyai – Kanchanaburi
  2. Route No 6 : Bang-pa-in – NakhonRatchasima
  3. Route No 7 : Pattaya – Map ta phut (extension Bangkok-Chonburi)

The 3 routes of motorway project of Thailand has been in Thai government plan and approved by the cabinet since 10-15 years ago but Thai government in the past unable to start implementing the motorway project due to lacking of budgetary support. Actually the government has priority on the two motorway projects of firstly, the Bangyai – Kanchanaburi and secondly the Bang-pa-in – Nakhon Ratchasima(Korat) which has 96 and 196 kilometers long.

Route No 81 : Bangyai – Kanchanaburi

The motorway Bangyai – Kanchanaburi , is 96 kilometers long, starting from Bangyai which located in the west of Bangkok area heading to Nakon Pathom – Banpong – Kanchanaburi in the west close to Myanmar country (then future plan to NakornPathom and end up at Cha-Am to connect with the main road to the south of Thailand). And also connect to International Highway project: from Kanchanaburi in Thailand to Dawei Deep seaport in Myanmar(Twin-City). The total project cost is approximately 55,620 million Baht (An updated information from Department of Highways: in February 2015) divided into two main portions of investment which are as following :

Project Details :

Investment Cost Baht 55,620 million

  1. Surrender cost of land Baht 5,420 million
  2. Construction cost approximately Baht 50,200 million
    Distance 96 kilometers
    Toll – fee charge size 4 – 6 lanes
    Economic Internal Rate of Return : EIRR 17 %
    Period of construction is 3 years

Status : reported in February 2015

  • Feasibility Study (FS) done (2001)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) done (2003)
  • Survey and Design done (2009)
  • Royal Decree : Surrender Land done (2013)

Method :

  • Department of Highways presents Ministry of Transport to be approved by Cabinet: in way of Construction Investment by Thai Government and from a good sources of funding.

Updated Latest News :

  • The Cabinet has approved the Project in April 11, 2015.

Route No 6 : Bang-pa-in – Nakhon Ratchasima

The Motorway Bang-pa-in – Nakhon Ratchasima is 196 kilometers long, starting from Bang-pa-in which located in the North of Bangkok area heading to Saraburi – Pakchong – Nakhon Ratchasima in the Northeast of Thailand, Gateway to the Northeast Area of Thailand. The total project cost is approximately 84,600 million Baht (An updated information from Department of Highways: in February 2015) divided into two main portions of investment which are as following:

Project Details :

Investment Baht 84,600 million

  1. Surrender cost of land Baht 6,630 million
  2. Construction cost approximately Baht 77,970 million
    Distance 196 kilometers
    Toll – fee charge size 4 – 6 lanes
    Economic Internal Rate of Return : EIRR 19 %
    Period of construction is 4 years

Status : reported in February 2015

  • Feasibility Study (FS) done (2004)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) done (2006)
  • Survey and Design done (2008)
  • Royal Decree : Surrender Land done (2013)

Method :

  • Department of Highways presents Ministry of Transport to be approved by Cabinet: in way of Construction Investment by Thai Government and from a good sources of funding .

Updated Latest News :

  • The Cabinet has approved the Project in April 11, 2015.