Thailand will increase the number of vehicles it uses to transport its citizens, the country’s transport ministry said.
Thailand has had a national fleet of about 2,500 buses since the early 1990s, but it has been struggling to meet the demand.
The ministry said on Tuesday that a new 3,000 bus fleet would be launched in the coming weeks, as it tries to cut travel times for many.
The ministry said it would also expand the number and size of trucks it uses in order to ensure roads are kept clear of heavy vehicles.
“The goal is to reduce traffic jams, to increase efficiency and reduce congestion, to reduce accidents, and to ensure the quality of life for citizens,” the ministry said in a statement.
More:Thailand had 1.65 million vehicles in use at the end of April, compared to 2.02 million vehicles at the start of the year.
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