China-Thailand railway line to be completed until 2020

thailandThai Transport Minister Prajin Juntong expects the double-track railway linking southern China, Laos and central Thailand will be completed within five years, the Bangkok Post informs.
The minister discussed the transnational railway project with Lao authorities in Bangkok this week. After the meeting, he said that Thailand and Laos would push for completion by 2020.
“Tracks in Thailand and Laos will take about four years to connect. The section that will link with Kunming will be done within five years. So by 2020, the link from Kunming to Bangkok and Map Ta Phut surely will be completed,” ACM Prajin said.
The construction for all sections of the railway in the three countries would start this year. Prajin referred to the 520 kilometre line from Kunming to China’s border with Laos, the 417 km section from the border to Vientiane, and the 867 km section from Nong Khai province adjacent to Vientiane to Bangkok and the Map Ta Phut area in the eastern province of Rayong.

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