Rail project pitched at Japan investors

Thailand is seeking to have Japan’s Kyushu Railway Co come on board for the proposed Bangkok-Rayong high-speed train service and join the bidding for the key project when it is opened to investors, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said. []“Investment in Thailand appears attractive for investors ...

The Nation Reporter

After delays, ground broken for Thailand-China railway project

Construction of a long-awaited Thai-Chinese railway line that will link Thailand, Laos and China officially began on Thursday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima.[]“Thailand is developing in every aspect to become the centre of connectivity and this route ...


Fact Sheet: Kunming-Singapore High Speed Rail Network

The Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor, or China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor (CICPEC), is one of the six major corridors envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR). []OBOR isn’t the only cooperation mechanism in the region; as a relative newcomer, it has slotted in with other initiatives ...

Geopolitical Monitor Reporter

Thailand pushes for high-speed rail link with China to be used for freight

The first phase of a delayed high-speed rail link between China and Thailand is back on track after its environmental impact assessment was approved – but now doubts have been cast over whether it will have enough passengers to warrant its US$5.2 billion price tag.[]It ...

Wendy Wu

Slight delay in Thai high speed rail project due to environmental impact study

Construction work has been delayed until the middle of next month for the initial 3.5-km stretch of the Thai-China high speed railway (HSR) in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Bangkok Post daily reported on Thursday.[] The full line will span 873 km, linking Thailand and ...

Strait Times Reporter

High-speed Rail Project Will Force Thousands of Lao Families to Relocate

More than 4,400 Lao families are being forced to relocate to make way for the U.S. $6 billion Lao-Chinese high-speed railway whose construction began nearly a year ago as part of a longer rail project that will link China to mainland Southeast Asia, a public ...

Roseanne Gerin

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