Cabinet to select bids for water-management projects on June 18


The selection panel for the bidding process for the government’s Bt350-billion water-management and flood-prevention modules will conclude its review of technical proposals tomorrow.
“We will invite those scoring above 80 per cent to the negotiation table to discuss module prices, between June 10 and 12,” panel chairman Tongthong Chandransu said yesterday.

The Cabinet will then be asked to consider the hiring of successful bidders on June 18.

An informed source disclosed that Tongthong initially planned to present the list of successful bidders for the Cabinet this Tuesday for its consideration. He later had to postpone it, the source said, because his panel’s members could not complete the review in time in the face of thick piles of documents.

The date had been postponed to June 11 and now again to June 18, the source said.

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, who chairs the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC), yesterday confirmed that even with the postponement, the implementation would not face any delays.

“Things are still moving ahead as planned. The Tongthong-chaired committee has coordinated with all relevant parties for the whole time,” he said. Today, Tongthong, PM’s Office Minister Nivatthamrong Boonsongpaisal, and Council of State secretary-general Achporn Charuchinda will also meet with the panel established by the National Anti-Corruption Commission to monitor the work of the WFMC.

Tongthong’s committee has been working under the WFMC.

First published: The Nation Website on June 6, 2013 “Cabinet to select bids for water-management projects on June 18”