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MRTA to roll with rail bid plan

Pakapong: To appeal injunction

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) says it will go ahead with its plan to open the auction for the construction of the Orange Line electric train next month, despite an injunction that orders the authority to delay enforcement of the amended bidding criteria.

MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said the authority will receive bids on Nov 9 as planned since the court’s injunction did not order it to delay the auction of the Orange Line project.

The MRTA will file an appeal against the injunction with the Supreme Administrative Court, the governor said.

The Central Administrative Court earlier this week ruled that the MRTA must stick with the old bidding criteria for its Orange Line project.

The MRTA might consider the bidders’ qualifications first and…

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