From the Seventh National Economic and Social Development Plan (1992-1997), the government realized the importance of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in relieving traffic congestion. Several traffic agencies, including Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), initiated MRT projects. On 11 March 1991, BMA invited the private sector to invest in the implementation of the Bangkok Transit System (BTS) project. The workshop/depot of this project was originally planned to be in Lumphini Park. However, in 1993, the workshop/depotís location was protested by the people and NGOís. For this reason, there was a need to find a new location which is more appropriate.
Later in 1993, four parties including the Land Transport Department, Transport Co., Ltd., BMA, and the Treasury Department (TD) agreed and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to construct the BTS workshop/depot at the former Northern Bus Terminal area. This area is the property under the jurisdiction of the TD of the Ministry of Finance.
To achieve the above purpose, it is necessary to construct the new inter-city bus terminal on top of the workshop/depot, including elevated ramps linking the terminal with surrounding major roads. In September 1994, the TD decided to invite the private sector to develop such infrastructure on a land plot of approximately 25 acres. The following components, which need an investment of over 3,000 million Baht, are needed to be developed as specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR):

Inter-city bus terminal with an area
of 100,000 sq.m.;
Government uses with an area of
10,000 sq.m.; and
Elevated ramps linking the terminal
with Phahonyothin and
Kamphaengphet II Roads.
Bangkok Terminal Co., Ltd. was selected to be the developer by obtaining full scores for all selection criteria, including (1) Return to the Government; (2) Project Value; and (3) Project Appreciation.

Bangkok Terminal Co., Ltd
36th Fl., Suntowers Bldg.B, 123 Wiphavadi Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Tel: 66-2273-8333, Fax: 66-2617-6408