First phase of Thailand-China railway project to start in October

- Xinhua, BANGKOK

Aug 20, 2017-

China and Thailand are working together to sign two contracts of the first phase of Thailand-China railway project in September to begin the construction work of the first section in October, Chinese Embassy in Bangkok said in a statement on Saturday. According to the statement, the two countries concluded negotiations of the contract of design work of the first phase of Thailand-China railway project and agreed on the price in the supervision contract during the 20th meeting of Joint Committee on Railway Cooperation between Thailand and China. It is a new significant progress that the project made after being approved by Thai cabinet and Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly,” the statement said. It also mentioned that both sides had been required to accelerate their work to make it possible for the two sides to sign the two contracts in September and to begin the construction work of the first section in October. The construction of first phase, or the 253 km railway from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, will start gradually from the first 3.5 km section, the second 11 km section and the third 119 km section. 

Published: 20-08-2017 08:23

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