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A Do-What-We-Want Law in Thailand May Enable Airport Runway

Post by hhfarang » Tue May 03, 2016 6:31 pm

"Planned runway is part of broader infrastructure plan.

In a move that may be cheered by tourists but faulted by democracy campaigners, Thailand’s military junta aims to use a special-powers rule to speed up the approval of a new runway at Bangkok’s increasingly stretched main airport.

The measure known as Article 44 makes any action the junta takes "lawful, constitutional and final" and it has been used for everything from banning protests to giving soldiers authority to arrest people. It has also been invoked to kick off a slew of infrastructure projects that the slowing economy badly needs.

"We may proceed with the third runway as soon as possible," Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said in an April 29 interview. "Article 44."

Arkhom said the special powers would likely be used to speed up an environmental impact assessment for the project at Suvarnabhumi Airport. He said the powers will also likely be used for the government’s planned high-speed rail projects, as they have already been used to push through three out of seven planned double-track projects.

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Re: A Do-What-We-Want Law in Thailand May Enable Airport Runway

Post by StevePIraq » Wed May 04, 2016 1:26 pm

Is this really a bad thing or would you sooner Thailand must follow the UK/Euro way and spend 5 years, millions of dollars and still make no progress.

Why do you think the Middle East develops so quickly, because the Emir says he wants it done and it gets done.
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