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Joint China-Thailand highspeed rail project to be tabled for Cabinet approval in June

 

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BANGKOK: -- Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith plans to submit the Nakhon Ratchasima-Bangkok highspeed rail project to the Cabinet for approval in June. 

 

The long-delayed China-Thailand project is estimated to cost about Bt180 billion. 

 

Arkhom said on Tuesday that if the Cabinet gave its approval, bidding for construction of the first and second sections – for a combined length of about 15 kiloฌmetres – could be held in the middle of this year, with construction commencing in August. 

 

The minister acknowledged, however, that an environmental impact assessment had not yet been completed for the total route length of 253km. 

 

The EIA hurdle has only been cleared in respect of the BangkokBaan Pha Chee section, he added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/business/30312172

 
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This is turning into a complete balls-up.....15km of high speed rail line to start this year...big <deleted>' deal...what does this actually achieve?.....The whole project is just a PR exercise that is more than likely never going to see completion

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4 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

This is turning into a complete balls-up.....15km of high speed rail line to start this year...big <deleted>' deal...what does this actually achieve?.....The whole project is just a PR exercise that is more than likely never going to see completion

a lot of money for the boys

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19 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

This is turning into a complete balls-up.....15km of high speed rail line to start this year...big <deleted>' deal...what does this actually achieve?.....The whole project is just a PR exercise that is more than likely never going to see completion

30% tea money is B 60 bn thats alot of tea my friend. Its not about PR ITS ABOUT MONEY.

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Hope it's part-financed, by cutting the submarines, from the Budget ! :wink:

 

Or even better, get China to pay for it, since this medium-speed freight-line to the Thai container-port will mainly benefit their economy,  faster local passenger-trains to Isaan or a few exports back to China would surely not justify the investment ? :whistling:

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