The Thai government says the first phase of a high-speed rail link between China and Thailand should be complete by 2026. According to a report from the National News Bureau of Thailand, the new railway will connect Bangkok with the Chinese city of Kunming.
Departing from Bangkok’s new Apiwat Grand Station hub, Phase 1 of the journey will stop at Don Mueang, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, and the Pak Chong district in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.
The project will cover 251 kilometres and involves a total of 15 construction contracts – one for system construction and another 14 to cover civil engineering work.
The update was provided by government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, who says the rail link will provide a boost to Thailand’s tourism industry and overall economy. Anucha says China is providing the Thai government with its expertise on high-speed railway construction to ensure the smooth operation of the project.
SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand