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Thai PM to be asked to scrap ฿25.6Bn water project in eastern region


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Chaiya Promma, an MP of the Pheu Thai party and chair of the House committee monitoring budgetary management and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be asked to scrap the 25.6-billion-baht, 30-year deal between the Treasury Department and Wong Siam Construction for the supply of water to Thailand’s eastern region, including the Eastern Economic Corridor, due to a lack of transparency.

 

Chaiya Promma, an MP of the opposition Pheu Thai party and chair of the House committee monitoring budgetary management, said today (Tuesday) that they recently invited representatives of the parties involved to testify before the committee about the project and its bidding process.

 

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The stakeholders include the Treasury Department, East Water, Wong Siam – the current supplier which won the new bid, and Provincial Waterworks Authority, a major shareholder in East Water.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thai-pm-to-be-asked-to-scrap-25-6bn-water-project-in-eastern-region/

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

he stakeholders include the Treasury Department, East Water, Wong Siam – the current supplier which won the new bid, and Provincial Waterworks Authority, a major shareholder in East Water.

AKA a monopoly.

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5 hours ago, RandiRona said:

If "due to a lack of tranparency" is a valid criteria to cancel anything in Thailand then we can start from the top....

Public works? DEFINITELY,

 

Private construction, funded by banks and wealthy folks. Very little corruption, and a lot more transparency.

 

Moral: It's ok to steal from the people, just not all the people.

 

 

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Well, maybe it will improve the stinky water with tons of residues which are all washed into taps, heaters and pools whenever the supply goes off and subsequently is going on again. 

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I can only assume some type of improvement in water collection is needed.  In the past 6 months it seems there were probably only 3 weeks total where it did not rain.  Plenty of water coming down where does it all go?

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