Performance Enhancement of Highway Subproject Management


  • Wittaya Srisomboon Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kasetsart University Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus
  • Suphawut Malaikrisanachalee Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University
  • Narongrit Wongwai Faculty of Engineering at Sriracha, Kasetsart University Sriracha Campus
  • Sopon Weravattanayingyong Bureau of Planning, Department of Highways


Highway Subproject, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Prioritization, Strategic Route


Highway subprojects have numerous activities; therefore, it is very complicated to allocate the annual budget. Nowadays, project prioritization criteria still need to be updated following engineering economic principles, in order that the budget allocation can actually fulfill the people's requirements. This research applied multi-criteria decision analysis for developing project prioritization to analyze ten years subproject plan. The proposed method can save 16,324 million baht (17%) of annual government statement of expenditure, produce beneficial for 199,975 households, develop 4,503 community activities centers, solve 5,477 problems and develop 2,890 strategic routes.


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2021-09-28 — Updated on 2022-07-06


How to Cite

W. Srisomboon, S. Malaikrisanachalee, N. Wongwai, and S. Weravattanayingyong, “Performance Enhancement of Highway Subproject Management ”, Eng. &amp; Technol. Horiz., vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 11–23, Jul. 2022.



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