Cabinet approves 6.6 billion Baht for Songkhla Lake Bridge and Lanta Island Bridge


Southern Thailand –

The Thai cabinet has approved 6.6 billion baht for two bridge projects which are a bridge to cross the Songkhla Lake in Songkhla to the Phatthalung province and a bridge to connect Lanta Island in Krabi.

The Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob revealed today (October 18th) that the cabinet has approved the two bridge projects which are

  1. The bridge to cross Songkhla Lake in Koh Yai sub-district, Krasaesin district in Songkhla to Jong Tanon sub-district, Khao Chaison district in Phatthalung at 4.8 billion baht.

2. The bridge to connect Lanta Island in Koh Khlang sub-district and Lanta Noi sub-district, Koh Lanta District in Krabi at 1.8 billion baht.

The bridge to cross Songkhla Lake will have two lanes which can be extended into four lanes. It will be a Box Segmental Bridge. The total bridge distance will be seven kilometers. The bridge will connect two provinces, Songkhla and Phatthalung which could shorten down 80 kilometers or two hours travelling.

Meanwhile the bridge to connect Lanta Island will be a Balanced Cantilever Bridge. The bridge will be 2,240 meters long. The bridge will shorten time from two hours down to two minutes.

Both projects will take three years for construction (2023 – 2025). The construction is expected to be started in September next year. Both projects will be important landmarks in the future which will boost tourism and transportation.



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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.