Thailand, Laos mull high-speed train link

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Thailand will go ahead with a cross-border project on the development of a new high speed train system linking with that of neighbouring Laos, Thai News Agency quoted the country’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as saying.

She announced this during her talks on April 3 in Bangkok with Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thongluan Sisulit, who was visiting Thailand to attend the 18th Thai-Lao Joint Commission Meeting.

During the talks, the visiting Lao deputy premier proposed that Thailand move forward a plan to construct a new high speed rail system to connect with that of China through Laos, as part of spanning regional transport networks in the future.

Yingluck affirmed that Thailand will go ahead with the project, linking Nong Khai Province in the Thai Northeast with Vientiane, Laos’ capital, as the Thai government would like to see trilateral cooperation between Thailand, Laos and China pick up, including development of cross-border infrastructure projects.

The prime minister said last week that new train links were a key part of her proposed infrastructure  mega projects for which the country will allocate 2,2 trillion baht ($75 billion).

 

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Thailand will go ahead with a cross-border project on the development of a new high speed train system linking with that of neighbouring Laos, Thai News Agency quoted the country’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as saying.

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High-speed map Thailand
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Thailand will go ahead with a cross-border project on the development of a new high speed train system linking with that of neighbouring Laos, Thai News Agency quoted the country’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as saying.

She announced this during her talks on April 3 in Bangkok with Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thongluan Sisulit, who was visiting Thailand to attend the 18th Thai-Lao Joint Commission Meeting.

During the talks, the visiting Lao deputy premier proposed that Thailand move forward a plan to construct a new high speed rail system to connect with that of China through Laos, as part of spanning regional transport networks in the future.

Yingluck affirmed that Thailand will go ahead with the project, linking Nong Khai Province in the Thai Northeast with Vientiane, Laos’ capital, as the Thai government would like to see trilateral cooperation between Thailand, Laos and China pick up, including development of cross-border infrastructure projects.

The prime minister said last week that new train links were a key part of her proposed infrastructure  mega projects for which the country will allocate 2,2 trillion baht ($75 billion).

 

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