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Changes sought to 28 projects

THE JUNTA TUESDAY agreed to order the revision of more 28 projects, each costing more than Bt1 billion.

Army Comptroller Lt-General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, who is chairman of the committee following up on and inspecting state spending, Tuesday told the media that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had agreed with his committee's suggestion to order the revision of 28 projects requiring more than Bt1-billion investment and for new plans to be submitted to the committee before June 30.

The 28 mega-projects, worth Bt40 billion in total, will be in addition to the eight mega-projects that his committee had already started inspecting since Monday, he said.

He said the main of objective of the order was for all project plans to be revised to be more appropriate, particularly regarding spending and the proper market price. He emphasised to concerned agencies to set up a new market price that is fair.

General Anantaporn said that two out of the 28 would probably be scrapped, including investment in building reservoirs by the Royal Irrigation Department. His committee will meet every Wednesday to discuss the results of the inspection.


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