EXAT Holding 3rd Private Sector’s Opinion Hearing Session Kathu-Patong Expressway Project, Phuket Province
The Expressway Authority of Thailand has issued an Invitation to Tender for the Kathu-Patong Expressway Project, Phuket Province, with the tender submission date scheduled to be April 7, 2023. Anyway, it turned out that no one showed up for tender submission; and such information has been acknowledged to the Tender Selection Committee in the meeting held on May 3, 2023 respectively. In connection with this, the EXAT would act in compliance with the PPP tendering criteria and procedures, based on the Public-Private Partnership Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) which, in the absence of tenderers, the Project owner would be required to arrange another Public Sector’s Opinion Hearing Session, to ensure that the information obtained could be applied for an improvement of the Draft Invitation to Tender, RFP and PPP Contract.
For this reason, EXAT has arranged the 3rd Public Sector’s Opinion Hearing Session on June 12, 2023, at Meeting Room No. 0307, 3/F Expressway Administration Center, Expressway Authority of Thailand. The session was presided by Mr. Surachet Laophulsuk, Governor of the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), with Mr. Somchai Jarukasemratana, the Project Manager, briefing the opening remark, and the consultant team presenting details of the Project, in terms of its overview, finance, investment, RFP and PPP Contract. The session welcomed 40 attendees in total, including private entities and financial institutions