Thailand – China rail project likely to break ground in 2016

If negotiations go on smoothly, construction will start at the end of this year or the beginning of the next, Prajin Juntong told Xinhua on the sidelines of the 13th China-ASEAN Expo in China’s southern city of Nanning.
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$6.6bn budget needed to upgrade Thailand’s railway

The nearly Bt200 billion allocated by the government to improve Thailand’s railway system and finance a five-year restructuring plan will involve the purchase of new locomotives, construction of parallel railways

Cambodia Railway Contractor in safety scandal

The contractor in charge of rebuilding Cambodia’s national railway has been cutting corners on the health and safety of its workers, according to a report published yesterday by the Asian Development Bank. TSO-AS & Nawarath, a French-Thai joint venture, was reportedly found to have grossly violated health and safety requirements at workers’ camps along both the northern and southern rail lines.The report details, among other infractions, the deep pits and quarries left behind by TSO workers as they dig soil and stone for use in other areas of a construction site.

Thailand – China high-speed train project to start in 2011

A high-speed train project, a planned joint investment project between Thailand and China, which will link between the Thai capital and Nong Khai province bordering Laos is expected to be completed in late 2015

Thailand to collaborate with China to improve rail system

In an effort to develop an alternative land transport system for freight, the Thai government is planning to collaborate with the Chinese counterpart in constructing a high-speed train network.

China will invest in Thailand’s high-speed train

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Wednesday reported to the Cabinet the success of his recent visit to China, saying that the neighbour to the north has agreed to invest in Thailand’s first high-speed railway and provide funding to the development on the Thai rail link system.

Thailand has plans for high-speed railway network

Plans to develop a high-speed rail system in Thailand are gathering pace, with a series of routes being considered as part of a programme to boost passenger and freight services and better integrate the transport network with the rest of the region.

Thailand Infrastructure investments came to the fore in 2009

Infrastructure investments came to the fore in 2009 because Thailand’s THB1.9trn (US$57bn) four-year stimulus plan is heavily geared towards infrastructure. The government is keen to promote private-sector funds in the infrastructure sector, to complement its own allocations.