Project 1: Development Project for State Property in Soi Phiphat 3
The State Property registration number BK0423V8, Silom Subdistrict, Bangrak District, Bangkok. The approximate size of the land parcel is 12-2-08 rai. There are 107 present tenants. The project is in the process of a project feasibility study and negotiation for buying the land back from the tenants in order to expand the access roads.
Project 2: Project for the Administration of the Queen Sirikit Convention Center
The State Property registration number BKV24431, Klongtoei Subdistrict, Klongtoei District, Bangkok. The approximate size of the land parcel is 53-V-15 square wah. The property includes the convention center building. NCC Management and Development Co., Ltd. was selected to manage the convention center. An extension project for construction of a hotel, commercial building and parking area has been submitted for permission.
Project 3: Project for utilization of State Property at the Royal Thai Mint on Pradipat Road
The State Property registration number (the old Royal Thai Mint). The Treasury Department has permitted the Secretariat of The House of Representatives to use the buildings in an area of 9-3-74 rai as a temporary office. Currently, the project is in the renovation process.
Project 4: The BMA Government Complex Project on Chaeng Watthana Road
Approved by the cabinet, the 450-rai State Property previously used by the Communications Authority of Thailand and Highway Department was returned to the Treasury Department. The land was used for the construction of the BMA Government Complex, comprising 44 high-rise buildings, for the use of government units requiring work space.
Project 5: Construction Project for Benchakitti Park
The cabinet approved in principle the relocation of all Thailand Tobacco Monopoly offices and factories to the province in which they are located and the development of the old 400-rai plot as a public park. At the moment, the Treasury Department has hired the Royal Thai Army to carry out the project.
Project 6: Construction Project for a convention and exhibition center in Chiang Mai
The State Property registration number CM1745, Chang Phueak District, Chiangmai District. The approximate size of the area is 400 rai. The project is currently in the feasibility study stage and the property is being returned from the Royal Thai Army to the Treasury Department.
Project 7: State Property for Royal Development Projects
The Treasury Department fully supports the implementation of Royal Development Projects which benefits the Thai people and society at large. The Treasury Department has allocated the State Property for Royal Development Projects since 2008 In 2013 The Treasury Department has allocated 67 land plots in 55 provinces for various projects such as the 70 rai in Nakhon Pathom for the Development and Promotion of the Utilization of Vetiver Grass Project, the 48 rai at the Self-Sufficiency Learning Center, Sart Phra Racha School in Petchabun, the 454 rai in Ubon Ratchathani for the Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand, and the 18 rai in Phangnga for the Self-Sufficiency Learning Center.
Project 8: State Property for the Creative Economy
This project aims to utilize potential State Property for creative development. The creative economy development is a country strategy to create a balander and process sustainable production and balance, thus maximizing the value of the State Property (value creation) through the basis of the Thai way of life in the areas of arts and culture, local wisdom, national identity and spiritual beliefs. In the fiscal year 2013, the pilot project was developed on Plot KJ 194 in Tambon Ban Tai, Amphoe Mueang, Kanchanaburi where the former paper mill was to be converted to a museum and a historic hotel.
Project 9: State Property for Food Crops and Energy-substitution Crops
The cabinet resolution on 28th July 2009 delegated the Treasury Department the task to inspect the State Property under the care of state agencies, especially plots that are not fully utilized by those agencies, and to recall those plots from state agencies to be leased out for agricultural purpose to low uncome individuals and farmers at minimum rates. A committee was set up to supervise the rules, regulations, eligibility and other measures involved in the leasing process. A sub-committee at the provincial level was also set up to execute the project. The project aimed to at mitigate the problems concerning the energy and food crops crisis and other related social problems, including unemployment, poverty, and access to land social to grow crops. This praged shall add the value and maximize the use of the State Property. This project was initiated since the fiscal year 2009, and from 2009 to 2012 the Treasury Department has allocated a total of 296,741-3-26.07 rai to 23,329 individuals. In the fiscal year 2013, 43,427-0-44.14 rai were allocated to 3,283 individuals; totaling the sum of 340,168-3-70.21 rai and 26,612 individuals of which 248,761-1-57.31 rai were rented out to 26,371 farmers and the rest of 91,404-2-12.90 rai were allocated to 241 state agencies through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Project 10: The “Rut Ua Rard” Housing Project
The “Rut Ua Rard” Housing Project, which was initiated by the Treasury Department in accordance with the government’s policy aiming to solve the country’s social problems and alleviate the poverty. The State Property in 75 provinces under the care of state agencies that was not utilized, underutilized or illegally occupied by trespassers was recalled and leased to low income families. This project provided families with secure housing and opportunities to earn a living. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department leased about 17,032-0-86 rai of state property to 5,789 individuals.
Project 11: Songkhla Seaport Development Project
The Treasury Department has developed and managed the seaport in Songkhla province to be a major seaport for the direct import and export of products to the southern provinces. To be able enhance the capability to compete with the Penang Seaport in Malaysia, the Songkhla Seaport Development Project was initiated to expand its capacity for storage from 150,000 TEU/year to 420,000 TEU/year in the future. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department forwarded the EIA report of the expansion project to the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning for project approval. The project has now been approved, and the Ministry of Finance is in the process of setting up a committee to select the developer.
Project 12: Phuket Seaport Development Project
The Ministry of Finance has approved the development of the Phuket Seaport located on the State Property in Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket to be a tourist port and a duty free zone. Due to a continuing growth in tourism and an unsuigent demand for cargo port, in it Phuket is necessary to expand and improve its facilities by building an additional port that combines both a tourist port and a container port. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department submittee forwarded the EIA report of the expansion project to the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning for approval. The Treasury Department is in the process of setting up a committee to oversee the development of the project.
Project 13: State Property for Logistics Project to Support AEC
The Treasury Department has implemented the policy to utilize the potential State Property near the economic corridors and the main check points for the development of logistics projects to support AEC. Among the projects are the construction of warehouses, distribution centers and duty free zones, and the improment of a deep sea port in Songkhla, Satun and Pak Bara and a land bridge in Songkhla. The process involves the survey of potential State Property, conducting a pre-feasibility analysis, setting target areas and selecting both public and private operators of the project under the Ministry of Finance’s regulations and other related laws. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department designated 20-3-96 rai located on Plot CP 662 in Tambon Napoh, Amphoe Sa Wee, Chumphon as the Chumphon’s Customs Checkpoint and 10-0-00 rai located on Plot TR 268 in Amphoe Klong Yai, Trat as a goods warehouse and an inspection area for the Amphoe Klong Yai’s Customs Checkpoint.
Project 14: State Property for Retirement Home Project
The Treasury Department initiates retirement home project to provide housing welfares to the elderly. The project integrates elderly housing project with health care services and recreational facilities into one complex which consis of detached houses and condominiums. The project is divided into two categories: 1) government-managed project and 2) private sector-managed project that selected through the bidding process. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department achieved as follows.
1. Government-Managed Project
The Treasury Department has completed a pilot project located on the State Property Plot NY 287 in Amphoe Pak Plee, Nakhon Nayok with an area of 14-1-59 rai. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 1st July 2012 between the Treasury Department and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Security of which the latter is now responsible for managing this project.
2. Private Sector-Managed Project
The Treasury Department has initially approved the State Property located on Plot OCM 20 in Tambon Pa Dad, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai (formerly a distillery plant), with an area of 7-2-76 rai and the State Property located on Plot CM 35 and CM 1698 in Tambon Chang Klan, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai (formerly a cold storage ), with an area of 9-3-33 rai to be developed into a retirement home and the developers are to be selected through a bidding process. The other two plots expected to be further developed are located on Plot OCR 30 and OCR 31 in Tambon Sri Tham, Amphoe Mae Chan, Chiang Rai, with an approximate total area of 100 rai.
Project 15: State Property for Economic Development
The underutilized State Property or those that are not reserved for the government’s immediate use but have commercial potential would be leased to the private sector for development through a bidding process resulting in value creation of State Property. As a result, in 2012 the Treasury Department collected 3,952.318 million Baht against the target of 3,700 million Baht in revenues from the lease of State Property. In 2013, 4,662.550 million Baht was collected or about 912.550 million Baht above the target of 3,750 million Baht.
Project 16: State Property Planning in Co-operation with the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning
The Treasury Department works in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning in laying out 13 comprehensive plans in 13 communities across the country in the provinces of Saraburi, Sukhothai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Kanchanaburi, Uttaradit, Lop Buri, Chachoengsao, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Sawan, Buengkhan, and Phangnga.
Project 17: The Treasury Department’s Learning Center and Community Library
The Treasury Department has planned to improve the 1-00-88 rai of State Property, formerly district known as Khurusapha Publisher located on Pha Sumen Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, into the Treasury Department Learning Center and Community Library. The Subcommittee of Conservation and Development of Rattanakosin’s resolution on 28th November 2012 approved the Treasury Department’s initiative to utilize the land and buildings at Khurusapha Publisher as a learning center and library/ museum for Banglumpoo community. As a result, the Treasury Department has begun renovating the building since 17th April 2013.
Project 18: The Survey of State Property
In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department surveyed State Property to ensure the complete collection of data such as documents proving ownership of the land, State Property maps, map showing leased land and maps showing illegally-occupied land. The three surveys are as follows:
1. The Land Measuring Survey:targeted 227 plot sand 242 plots were conducted,higher than the target by 106.61 percent.
2. The Issuance of Legal Documents for State Property:targeted 183 plots and 185 plots were issued with legal documents, higher than the target by 101.09 percent.
3. The Survey of State Property for the mapping of leasedland:following thesurvey, maps were drawn to show the boundaries and areas of leased land and targeted 1,973 lessees and 2,072 lessees were conducted, higher than the target by 105.02 percent.
Project 19: The Survey of City Walls and Moats
The historic city walls and moats are among the country’s public property which are exclusively use for the benefits the country. Such properties include ancient fortresses and irrigation canals that were historically used to identify the city boundary and public area . Some of its remaining could be found the trace today. As these properties do not belong to any specific person or group of people, they are considered a public property or those reserved for the common use of the people, according to the Civil and Commercial Code Section 1304 (3). It is categorized as the State Property that the Ministry of Finance holds the title, according to Section 4 and 5 of the Ratchaphatsadu Land Act B.E. 2518 (1975). Every year the Treasury Department sets up a plan to survey land on which city walls and moats are located so as to maintain land rights and historical places and to reduce ownership disputes. Experts in geology and archeology are hired to mark the boundaries of the land on which city walls and moats are located. They use aerial photography in analyzing the areas before presenting the reports to the Treasury Department’s committee for approval. These experts also surveyed the land and drew maps showing the boundaries of city walls and moats. Data collected from these surveys were used as evidence for issuing legal documents for State Property. In the fiscal year 2013, the surveys of 22 areas were conducted, such as the ancient city of Kutrakoh in Nakhon Ratchasima, Ku Bua in Buri Ram, cities of Prachin Buri and Jia in Maha Sarakham. In addition, the surveys of boundary markers in 27 areas were conducted such as the ancient city of Sema in Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo in Nakhon Sawan, Pueng in Nan and Phutthai Song in Buri Rum.
Project 20: Determination of Boundary Markers Utilizing the Global Positioning System (GPS)
The Regulations of the Office of the Prime Minister on Standardizing Land Parcel Data on State Lands B.E. 2550 (2007) stipulates the adoption of the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System (UTM) as a standard for the national land surveying system. The Order of the Treasury Department No. 102/2547 dated on 3rd September 2004 regarding the surveying procedures and reports, Section 12 stipulates the use of the GPS as a surveying method in the demarcation of land. In the fiscal year 2013, the Treasury Department has completed 282 markers in different provinces around the country using this system which include the survey of city walls and moats in the ancient city of Sa Kaeo in Nakhon Sawan, Vieng Som Hong in Roi Et, the surveying and mapping of the land use details in Fang and Mae Rim in Chiang Mai, the Rut Ua Rard Project in Amphoe Tha Pla in Uttaradit, the recall of land in Amphoe Suan Peung in Ratchaburi, and the physical mapping of Amphoe Kaeng Krajan in Phetchaburi.