Wednesday, September 3, 2014

THAILAND AS LOGISTICS HUB

This is excellent.  But more is needed.  Infrastructure alone will not make Thailand a logistics hub. Especially with Singapore's role in logistics.  LTD understands what is additional needs Thailand should address.

From Supply Chain Asia--

Monday, 01 September 2014 02:06

Infrastructure development to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

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Infrastructure development to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

The eight-year plan to develop the country's transportation infrastructure at a cost of Bt2.4tr will turn Thailand into a key logistics hub in the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by the time the projects are completed in 2022, said Roengsak Tongsom, director of the Rail Project Development Office.
The goal of the strategy to develop the logistics system and integrate all transportation platforms - rail, air, road and water - stretches beyond the Kingdom's borders, as some of the projects form part of a plan to link the country's transportation system with those of neighbouring countries, he said.
The first priority is to develop 10 rail routes in Bangkok and its suburbs, worth Bt700bn in total, by 2019.