New Parliament building well underway

politics March 07, 2018 17:45

By Prapasri Osathanon
The Nation

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Over 50 per cent of construction work on the new Parliament has been completed, and the new compound could possibly be in use by the time the new MPs and Senators arrive next year, said Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president while inspecting the site on Wednesday.

Pornpetch said the meeeting hall of the parliamentary meeting would be completed around March next year, while another meeting hall for the Senators would be completed by the end of this year. 

If that was the case, parliamentarians could move and work there, Pornpetch said.

Afterwards, the land plot of the present Parliament would be returned to the Bureau of the Royal Household, because it is actually a royal premise, Pornpetch added.