According to the bank, the ensuing project will improve urban transport system in Bangkok, Thailand for efficient and safe movements of people. It will contribute to the achievement of the government's goal of supporting sustainable and inclusive growth. The project will be aligned with the following impact: access to social and economic opportunities in support of inclusive economic growth enhanced under the twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan. The outcome of the project will be urban transport system in Bangkok improved. The outputs of the project will be (i) Bangkok mass rapid transit (MRT) South Purple Line constructed and operational, and (ii) capacity in implementing and managing urban rail MRT system strengthened.The total estimated cost of the project is $3,000 million, including physical and price contingencies, and local taxes and duties.
The proposed ADB financing modality is a project loan of $240 million from ordinary capital resources to finance the advance payments of all the civil works contracts and consulting services. The government will fund the remaining balance of civil work and consulting services. The government financing will also cover resettlement and incremental administration. Both the ensuing loan and this transaction TA are included in the ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2017-2019 for Thailand.
Mass Rapid Transit Authority
175 Rama IX Rd., HuayKhwang, Bangkok
Public Debt Management Office
Ministry of Finance
Rama VI, Samsen Nai Pyathai
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