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BTS Skytrain to take Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to court over 30 billion baht debt

Tanutam Thawan




With the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration unable to pay its 30 billion baht debt for the BTS Skytrain’s Green Line extension, the Bangkok Mass Transit System is preparing to take the issue to court.

The 30 billion baht owed to the Skytrain operator includes costs incurred while operating the Green Line as well as other related expenses dating back to 2018, according to BTS director Surapong Laoha-Unya.

“The debt includes over 10.9 billion baht in wages for operating the Green Line extension since 2018 and purchase of a train operating system worth over 20.7 billion baht.”

The March 31 deadline for the payment has passed and Surapong says the city’s mass transit officials are planning to file a case at the Central Administrative Court against the BMA.

“The company has been carrying this burden for 4 years while the BMA says it has no money to pay and is urging the government to take care of the debt.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I’m delighted.
    Thais not paying Thais, great!
    Due to the lack of opportunities to scam foreigners they turn of each other.

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    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    The most pricy tube in the world and the contract was a cartoon.

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    The BTS and BRT are horrible services. Prior to covid, the queues were long. Bus drivers battle rude drivers in the bus lane.

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Something was seriously flawed in the contract between BMA and BTSSkytrain to allow this debt to ballooned to a high debt. Apparently,the management of both bodies must be sleeping on the job to let it happen.Perhaps,it had to do with the “Mai Phen Rai” culture that resulted in this mess.

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