EEC tied to China’s One Belt, One Road

The government says the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor is ready to be an important part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, which envisions connectivity between China and Eurasia. Speaking Monday at a seminar entitled “Thailand-Hong Kong-Shanghai Strategic Partnership on One Belt, One Road,” Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said the EEC will link up with One Belt, One Road via a Thailand-China rail development project. That project will connect Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai with Vientiane, Laos and Kunming, China. A so-called maritime silk road will link eastern ports to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean rim.

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