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PM appoints super board to oversee all procurement projects

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has used his special powers under Section 44 of the interim constitution to set up a super board to oversee the procurement projects of all state agencies.

The super board is empowered to regulate, direct, speed up and inspect the procurement projects of state agencies, starting from the planning stage to the expiration of the procurement contract to make sure that the processes are in compliance with the procurement standards set and well within the legal framework.

The super board is made up of the director of Budget Bureau, secretary-general of the Council of State, the attorney-general, director of office of state enterprise policy committee and three resource persons appointed by the prime minister with the consent of the cabinet and director-general of the Comptroller Department.

The following projects are placed under the supervision of this super board: the eastern rail line from Chachoengsao to Klong Sibkao and Kaeng Khoi, the dual rail track project between Thanon Chira terminal to Khon Kaen; dual track project from Mab Kabao to Thanon Chira terminal; dual track project from Nakhon Pathom to Hua Hin, dual track project from Hua Hin to Prachuab Khiri Khan and dual track project from Prachuab Khiri Khan to Chumporn.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)