The government is counting the work left General Prayut Chan-o-cha The Prime Minister announced thatdissolve parliamentearly March 2023 and maybe it willvoteon May 7, 2023, which causes the project to be approved by the Cabinet (cabinet) must be acted upon.
Sakkayam Chidchob, the Minister of Transport, revealed that the Office of the Election Commission (Election Commission of Thailand)Electoral Commission) Give the May 2023 election calendar, currently there is a project ofMinistry of TransportWaiting to be presented to the cabinet Many projects, such as the Red Line suburban railway extension project Including the transfer of management rights of 3 airports to Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) (Udon Thani, Buri Ram and Krabi airports) and the double track railway project, Phase 2, is mainly in the public hearing process with relevant agencies.
“Although it is the interim government, it is proposing the project. The Council can consider but it does not have to be bound to the next government Regarding the appointment, it can be transferred, but it must be given. The Electoral Commission is of the opinion that it is appropriate and during the 4 months that he is the temporary government. Personally, there is a plan to speed up projects in the 2023 budget plan, which is already the government’s duty. It must be done as usual to confirm that there is absolutely no neutral equipment And this year, the Ministry of Transport has accelerated the investment budget by more than 80%, which is considered faster than expected and faster than the previous financial year . said mr
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News reports from the Ministry of Transport indicate that the project is awaiting bid. A total of more than 700 billion baht includes the results of the Orange Line electric train auction. Bang Khun Non – Cultural Center and operation of the entire route, Bang Khun Non – Min Buri (Suwinthawong) of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) which Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited or GOOD Be the best bidder But there are still disputes in the administrative court. Including in the past, the auction has been cancelled. In total, the auction was delayed by almost 3 years.
Thai-Chinese railway project ready to offer The cabinet is a phase 2 project (Nakhon Ratchasima – Nong Khai), a distance of 365 kilometers, a budget of 300,000 million baht, while Phase 1 (Bangkok – Nakhon Ratchasima), a distance of 253 kilometers, a total of 14 contracts , a budget of 179,000 million baht Civil construction progress is 16.72% It is a project that has been in operation for 5 years and stuck with many problems, for example, the 4-5 contract, Ban Pho-Phra Kaew section, and a distance of 13.3 kilometres, in the process of negotiating the price with the company. Boonchai Panich (1979), and the Ayutthaya station had to wait for the results of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya World Heritage Site to be completed first.
Claims to transfer the rights of 3 airports to AOT.
Transferring the management rights of the Airports Department’s 3 airports, viz Udon Thani Airport, Buriram aKrabi Which has not been proposed to the cabinet yet because it is in the process of working out financial details in accordance with the recommendations of the Department of the Treasury Ministry of Finance and the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB) is presented to the Cabinet for approval within the first quarter of 2023, the compensation from AOT to bring in the Revolving Fund of the Airports Department By having to have more than ever to use the money to take care and development of other airports
Red Line Project (Taling Chan – Salaya) 14.8 kilometers, with a budget of 10,670 million baht, including the section Taling Chan – Siriraj, a distance of 5.7 kilometers, with a budget of 4,694 million baht, and the Rangsit – Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, a distance of 8.84 kilometers, with a budget of 6,468 million baht and will offer a Lost link electric train in Bang Sue. – Phayathai – Makkasan – Huamark and Bang Sue – Hua Lamphong section, a distance of 25.9 kilometers, with a budget of 47,000 million baht.
The double-track railway project, Phase 2, according to the plan, has 7 routes with a total distance of 1,479 kilometers, with a budget of 275,301 million baht. The cabinet approved the Khon Kaen – Nong Khai route, a distance of 167 kilometers, with an investment budget of 29,748 million baht, including the Pak Nam Pho – Den Chai route, a distance of 285 kilometers, with a budget of 62,800 million baht, and the Jira Junction route- Ubon, a distance of 308 kilometers, with a budget of 37,500 million baht.
Stock tax arrears “Treasury” – welfare card
source ofMinistry of Finance He said the Ministry of Finance has a big project waiting to be proposed. Cabinet and waiting for the implementation of the legal process, including 2 projects, namely the projectstate welfare cardThe addition of the year 2022, which has already been approved for new registration. but takes into account the qualifications of registered candidates in order to summarize the number of eligible recipients for the cabinet to recognise
Originally, the new round of state welfare card privileges will be used on March 1, 2023, but the names cannot be published after 22 million people have registered. Krungthai Bank is now notifying 14 million people who passed the first round of inspections. the Ministry of Finance asked the bank to explain the reasons for the 8 million people who did not succeed.
In addition, there isstock tax filingIn the stock market, which was approved by the cabinet at the end of 2022, but has not yet published the draft law in the Government Gazette by allowing the Department of Revenue to collect a tax rate of 0.10% and collect tax from the sale of shares (Transaction Tax ) in the stock market. the first year collects a rate of 0.055% including local taxes Split into 0.050% share sales tax and 0.005% local tax and was originally expected to start in the second quarter of 2023.
Proposes measures to support “EV” batteries.
Including the National Electric Vehicle Policy Board (EV Board), with Mr Supattanapong Phanmeechaow, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, preparing to propose to the Cabinet to consider a project to support measures to promote battery production byReduced excise duty on batteriesfrom 8%, reduced to 1%, including measures to support investors in battery production, totaling 24,000 million baht.
Nattaphon Rangsitphon, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry As the secretary of the EV board said that the support measuresEV batteryWhat was approved on February 2, 2023 will be presented to the meeting. The Cabinet approves in time for the current government.
24th round of petroleum auction results
source ofministry of energy The Ministry of Energy said it is preparing to offer The Cabinet has considered the results of the application for the 24th Round of Petroleum Exploration and Production Application for 3 blocks in the Gulf of Thailand, which includes blocks G1/65, blocks G2/ 65 and blocks G3/65, which the Department of Minerals Fuels has closed the auction. Now waiting for the Minister of Energy. Submit a list of bidders
includingDepartment of Mineral Fuels Preparing to open for an application for exploration and production rights for the 25th round. Considered as an onshore area by 2023, it will discuss with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment the bidding guidelines. On the issue of petroleum areas overlapping with forest conservation areas and a land reform area for agriculture (POLA) because in the past, these problems had affected investors. Therefore, this round of auctions may choose an area that has no problems to bid on first.