|The Feasibility Study on the
Kra Canal (Part 2: Commercial and Physical Aspects)
By Associate Professor Dr.Kamonchanok Suthiwartnarueput and Mr. Suthisant
Menasveta in 1999
The feasibility study of the kra canal on the
commercial aspect is a documentary research together with attitude survey through
questionnaire and interview. Focuses are on the ships' volume via the canal and the
financial return of the project.
The finding are that the ships' volume
expects to pass through the canal is about 30 to 40 vessel per day. For those who are
agree and disagree with this project is not much difference. The return on investment of
the canal, base on canal fee and investment cost in term of present value for the period
of 30, 40, 50 and 60 years, is rather low.
see Part 1
and Part 3.