On March 22, 2019, Mr. Pairin Chuchotethavorn, Deputy Minister of Transport presided over the opening ceremony of MRTA Operations Training Center at MRT Depot in Khlong Bang Phai, Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi Province. The ceremony was participated by H.E. Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, the Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, Mr. Manit Suthaporn, Assistant Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Mr. Smai Chotisakul, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Gp. Capt. Prof. Thanakorn Pheeraphan, member of the MRTA Board of Directors, Mr. Suthep Phanpheng, Managing Director of S.R.T. Electrified Train Co. Ltd., and Mr. Sombat Kitjalaksana, Managing Director of Bangkok Expressway and Metro PLC. (BEM), representatives of JICA and Tokyo Metro, and executives of MRTA and BEM.