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Thailand-Laos infrastructure cooperation to achieve interconnectivity

Seetao 2021-11-08 16:29
  • Thailand and Laos plan to build a railway connection with China and Laos, forming a huge railway system between Thailand, Laos and China
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In the process of economic globalization, regional connectivity is essential to achieving deeper economic cooperation. Recently, Thailand and Laos agreed to advance the infrastructure construction of the two countries to support connectivity and economic recovery. A few days ago, the 22nd meeting of the Thai-Lao Joint Committee on Bilateral Cooperation was held in Bangkok. The meeting was co-chaired by the foreign ministers of Thailand and Laos. The theme was "Jointly Achieve Anti-risk and Sustainable Recovery", aiming to further strengthen comprehensive cooperation and deepen bilateral relations.

After the meeting, the Director of the East Asia Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand said: "Thailand and Laos agreed during the meeting to promote the infrastructure construction between the two countries, including the connection project between Thailand and Bungan." Connecting Ubon Ratchathani and Thailand Two bridges in Sarah, Laos, span the bay. The person in charge said that the two countries will set up a working committee to further discuss the details and regulations of reopening the land border between Thailand and Laos.

The Thai government and Chinese private companies signed three civil engineering contracts involving the first phase of the US$5.8 billion high-speed rail project between Bangkok and Nongkai. This marks another step forward in the China-Thailand interconnection master plan. The first phase of the project is the high-speed railway linking the bank and Nakhon Ratchathima. Keywords: Keywords: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Construction, New Infrastructure News, New Infrastructure Project, Infrastructure Project News

This high-speed rail is a long-awaited project, but after the two countries signed an important agreement for the first phase (Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima) in October 2020, this high-speed rail finally became a reality. At the same time, the forthcoming second phase of the project will connect Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Khai Province on the Thai-Lao border. This railway will then be connected with the China-Laos Railway to form a huge railway system between Thailand, Laos and China. Editor/Xu Shengpeng


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