Thailand: Japan keen on three rail projects

(From the Nation)

Japan yesterday signalled its intention to help develop multibillion-baht high-speed railway routes in Thailand while also investing in the Dawei port and industrial-estate projects in Myanmar.

The development followed a meeting between Hiroto Izumi, special economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House.

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong said Thailand would sign a memo of cooperation with Japan this month on joint development of the Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang and Bangkok to Sa Kaew rail lines. Further study would be done on the Mae Sot to Mukdahan route. Read more

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