Poor transportation planning and frequent political changes have left Bangkok, Thailand, in gridlock. Economic growth of 7.7 percent annually has added to the problem and public officials are now starting to address Bangkok's traffic troubles. Planning for the city's first mass transit system began in 1975, but a master traffic plan was not in place until 1994--almost two decades later. It appears that one of the three currently planned mass transit systems will be built using $128 million in funds secured by a Thai property developer. This article discusses Bangkok's historic transportation fumbling, the direction of future transportation projects, and the financing schemes that may or may not clear the gridlock in Bangkok.

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    Institutional Investor, Incorporated

    488 Madison Avenue
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  • Authors:
    • Thomas, E
  • Publication Date: 1996-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 47
  • Serial:
    • Infrastructure Finance
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institutional Investor, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1063-0260

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  • Accession Number: 00721965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1996 12:00AM