The Chao Phraya Express Boat Co Lt will replace its ageing fleet with new air-conditioned boats, its managing director said.
Charoenporn Charoentham, managing director of the shuttle boat service, said the company expected to spend Bt1.12 billion to commission 40 new boats to replace the current ones that will be gradually phased out.
Each of the new boats will be worth about Bt28 million, compared to Bt8 million for the current ones. Charoenporn said the new boats would be built of light aluminium and air conditioned.
The construction would be completed in about six years and the entire fleet replaced in eight years, he said.