Thailand intends to accelerate the development of the China-Thailand railway, a significant project within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as announced by Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin during a live discussion on Thailand’s future in 2024.
In pursuit of BRI alignment, Thailand aims to establish a railway network connecting Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai, pivotal transport hubs in Thailand’s northeastern region, and extending all the way to China.
Srettha emphasized the pivotal role of logistics in Thailand’s BRI cooperation and expressed the nation’s commitment to strengthening the link between its domestic rail system and the China-Laos Railway, which is a prominent BRI initiative in the region. This was conveyed during an interview with Xinhua before his official visit to China, where he also participated in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
The China-Thailand railway, a crucial component of the trans-Asian rail network, is poised to become Thailand’s inaugural standard-gauge high-speed railway.
Upon completion, this railway line will facilitate train travel from Bangkok to the border town of Nong Khai. There are plans for a bridge to connect it with the China-Laos Railway, thus enabling train travel from Bangkok, through Laos, all the way to Kunming in Yunnan Province, southwestern China.
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