Consortium bags red line consultancy contract
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a contract for Bt826 million to the MAA Consortium to be its consultant for managing the Red Line mass transit Bangsue-Rangsit section.
The consortium consists of MAA Consultant, Southeast Asia Technology, Nippon Koei, Index International Group and PB Asia.
Transport Minister Chatchat Sitthipan said the consortium has to speedily modify the Bangsue Station model and wrap up the model for the rail track, which might be expanded to four lanes from three lanes. The Red Line route has to share some locations with the planned high-speed train project.
The project consultant will have to share responsibility with the subcontractors, too, in case progress of the project development stalls, unlike earlier when only the subcontractors faced fine for the project's failure to meet the timeframe, he added.
The ministry will also closely monitor and evaluate the performance of the consultant to see if it makes progress in the project.