Public-private partnership project preparation plans 2020 2027

On 15 April 2020, the first meeting of the PPP Commission No. 1/2563 (2020) was held via Video Conference at the Ministry of Finance.The meeting approved the Public-Private Partnership Project Preparation Plans for 2020 2027 (the "PPP Plans") which correspond to the National Master Plan for the Development of Infrastructure and for Social Affairs prepared by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council.

The PPP Plans will provide clear frameworks for state agencies in establishing infrastructure projects and providing public services. It will also encourage the competent private investors to collaborate with the relevant state agency and invest in proposed mega projects in the pipeline.

Under the PPP Plans, there will be in total 92 PPP projects with a total investment cost of 1.09 trillion Baht. 18 of the PPP projects will be considered as High Priority PPP projects with a total investment cost of 472 billion Baht. Nevertheless, the PPP Plans may be amended to reflect any changes to the National Master Plan for the Development of Infrastructure and for Social Affairs.

Highlighted High Priority PPP projects are as follows:

 

1. Expressway Sai Kathu Patong Phuket

The Kathu Patong Expressway Project is an elevated route in Phuket with a total length of 3.98 kilometers with a tunnel cut through the mountain situated in the middle of the route.

Responsible Agency: Expressway Authority of Thailand Ministry of Transportation

Total investment cost: 14,177 million Baht (8,384 million Baht from a private party)

Project Model: Build Transfer Operate (BTO)

 

2. The MRT Orange Line Project - Bang Khun Non - Min Buri (Suwinthawong)

The MRT Orange Line Project is a dual underground and elevated transit system within an approximate length of 35.9 kilometers. The route connects the west and east side of Bangkok and will enhance public transportation systems in nearby areas.

Responsible Agency: Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand Ministry of Transportation

Total investment cost: 235,320 million Baht (128,127 million Baht from a private party)

Project Model: Build Transfer Operate (BTO)

 

3. Development of a Public Port for Shipment of Natural Gas and Liquid Cargoes for the Petrochemical Industry

The Port aims to handle and facilitate the operation of shipments of liquid cargoes. It will be located at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Port with an area of approximately 291,200 square meters and will comprise of 4 ports in total.

Responsible Agency: Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand - Department of Industrial Works

Total investment cost: 17,366 million Baht (17,366 million Baht from private party)

Project Model: Build Operate Transfer (BOT)

 

4. Medical Center Project of the Department of Medical Services

A medical center with a 500-bed hospital will be developed at Bang Sue MRT station and will offer health services at a reasonable price. The project will include a private party to invest in developing the building and sourcing medical supplies, whereas the government will provide management and other services to the hospital.

Responsible Agency: Department of Medical Services - Ministry of Public Health

Total investment cost: 8,220 million Baht (8,220 million Baht from a private party)

Project Model: Build Transfer Operate (BTO)

 

5. Housing Development Project in Nong-hoi Community, Chiang Mai

The project plans to provide the target groups, i.e. the elderly and the poor, with housing and improved standard of living in the community.

Responsible Agency: National Housing Authority - Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

Total investment cost: 5,550 million Baht (3,137 million Baht from a private party)

Project Model: Build Operate Transfer (BOT)

 

Source:Lexology