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Thailand unveils economic blueprint for 3 southern provinces

The government has unveiled a six-year economic development blueprint for the three insurgency hit southern provinces that includes linking the region’s logistics systems with Malaysia and Singapore. Government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the blueprint


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Bidding terms for B16.5bn southern double-track this month

The State Railway of Thailand will release the bidding terms for construction of its planned 16.5-billion-baht double-track railway from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumphon province by the end of this month. SRT governor Wuthichart Kalyanamitra said


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Thailand’s Hua Hin, Rayong to get high-speed trains

The State Railway of Thailand has approved high-speed trains from Bangkok to Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan and to Rayong, costing altogether 247 billion baht. Construction is expected to start next year. SRT chairman Sarawut


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Japan announces USD7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

Japan’s foreign minister announced a multibillion-dollar initiative yesterday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows. In a speech at Chulalongkorn University in


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Thai-Japanese rail project set to be fast tracked

The Ministry of Transport is considering invoking Section 44 to fast-track land expropriation for the joint Thai-Japanese double-track railway. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the Council of State, the government’s legal arm, was reviewing an amendment to


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Japanese firms to construct elevated rail in Bangkok

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Wednesday signed a 32.39 billion baht contract with a Japanese consortium to construct the electrical and mechanical systems of the planned Red Line commuter rail system. The MHSC Consortium


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Thailand, China officially launch train project

Thailand and China on Saturday officially launched their joint railway project even though construction will not start until May next year at the earliest. The launch ceremony was a face-saving gesture intended to live up to


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Thai-Chinese train delayed again

Construction of two medium-speed railway routes under a Thai-Chinese agreement faces yet another delay, less than a month after the two countries pledged to speed up the project. The delay emerged from the latest round of


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China and Thailand agree to start rail work this year

BEIJING – China and Thailand agreed to speed up cooperation on a joint railway project, in an effort to ensure an early start within the year. The railway project is a “priority and highlight” of China-Thailand


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Agreement on Chinese rail project in Thailand worth $23bn off to a bumpy start

A cooperative rail project between China and Thailand has finally been tentatively agreed to after six rounds of negotiations. Agreement on Chinese rail project in Thailand worth $23bn has been reached but is already off to


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