Thailand plans to spend $60bn on new railway lines
30 August 2013 Last updated at 02:03 BST
In the latest in our series on Thailand's populist, big-spending programmes - known as Thaksinomics - we look at the governments massive infrastructure spending plan.
Thailand is looking to build new metro and high-speed railway lines to connect up the country's burgeoning urban population.
The government is planning to spend an unprecedented $60bn on improving the transport infrastructure.
But it has raised concerns about where, in the rush, all the money might end up. The BBC's Jonathan Head reports.