BJT’s ambitious plan to creating a ‘land bridge’ to spice up economic development in southern Thailand

The Bhumjaithai Party in Thailand vows to push forward with the development of a “land bridge” connecting the Andaman Sea with the Gulf of Thailand, which they imagine will stimulate economic development within the South.
Itthidet Supong, spokesperson for Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul, acknowledged that Anutin is especially keen on constructing an overland freight route, which is slated to link Ranong on the Andaman Coast to Chumphon at the fringe of the Gulf of Thailand.
If accomplished, this land bridge would provide an alternate route for cargo ships looking to traverse between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. At present, these vessels must cross via the heavily congested Strait of Malacca.
According to Supong, if the land bridge challenge gains approval, there are plans to build a large seaport in Chumphon, whilst simultaneously upgrading the existing port in Ranong to accommodate container ships. A motorway, dual-track railway, and oil and fuel pipelines will join the ports. Moreover, an industrial property with warehouses will be established additional inland to minimise any adverse effects on the surroundings.
Supong added that this land bridge challenge is anticipated to generate revenue amounting to roughly 1.3 trillion baht and increase the region’s gross domestic product by 3.7%, all the whereas creating half one million jobs. Funding for List will be sourced primarily by way of the Infrastructure Fund and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) settlement.
In associated information, the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party is promising to bolster welfare assist significantly, including doubling monetary assistance for low-income earners. UTN deputy chief Suchart Chomklin, who additionally serves as Labour Minister, states that the worth of the so-called “Welfare-Plus Card” will enhance from 300-400 baht a month to around 1,000 baht per 30 days.
During a rally in Chon Buri’s Phan Thong District, Chomklin pledged that if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stays in power after the May 14 General Election, the UTN would choose up where the incumbent authorities left off, transferring ahead with amendments to the Social Security Act. If profitable, these changes would allow subscribers to access as much as 30% of their pension before retirement.
As for the Move Forward Party (MFP), they are currently appealing to undecided voters to improve their standing in the upcoming polls. MFP chief Pita Limjaroenrat has urged the citizens to vote for his get together within the May 14 General Election, describing it as a uncommon alternative to bring about transformative change within the country.
Proposed changes championed by the MFP include a model new constitution to foster democratisation, elections of provincial governors, land redistribution, implementation of a 450-baht every day minimal wage, a solar-cell liberalisation policy to scale back family energy prices, and enhanced welfare assistance across the board..

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