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Dr.Samart Ratchapolsitte

posted Aug 13, 2014, 12:26 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Former Member of the House of Representatives 
Former Deputy Governor of Bangkok

Dr.Samart Ratchapolsitte was a former member of the house of representatives (2007-2013) under the Democrat Party. He was elected to be the Chairman of the Committee on National Debt Solution of the House of Representatives.


Prior to serving this position, Dr.Samart served as Deputy Governor of Bangkok. He was responsible for 5 major departments, including Department of City Planning, Department of Traffic and Transportation, Department of Public Works, Department of Drainage and Sewerage, and Department of Environment.


Dr. Samart obtained Doctor of Engineering (Infrastructure Development) from the University of  Tokyo under the Japanese Government Scholarship, Master of Engineering (Transport Eng.) from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) under the USAID Scholarship and Bachelor of  Engineering (Civil Eng.) from Chiang Mai University.


Over approximately the past three decades, Dr. Samart  has been involved in various types of infrastructure projects in both Thailand and overseas. He served as a Consultant/Adviser for several international organizations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).


It is worth noting here that Dr. Samart was awarded the “Award of Appreciation” from the Department of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of the Philippines resulting from his effort as a World Bank Adviser for the Urban Transport Development Project.


Dr. Samart served as a key position of various agencies such as Chairman of the Sub-committee on Traffic/Transport Engineering under the Engineering Institute of Thailand and Secretary General of the Thai Society for Transportation and Traffic Studies. He is now President of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Thailand Chapter.