Thai Government proposed a joint-venture model to Japan for collaboration in building Thai railroads running high-speed trains.
“We proposed a joint-venture model to Japan for collaboration on the construction of the standard gauge railroads,” Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said on the last day of his three-day visit to Japan.
Both parties have signed a Memorandum of Intent on the study and development of 3 rail routes (urgent phase) in Thailand which would connect both East-West and North-South Economic Corridors.
One of these would be the route linking Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone to the eastern border areas of Thailand via Phu Nam Ron in Kanchanaburi, Bangkok, Chacho-engsao and Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaew province.
Hiroshi Muto, Japan vice minister for transport said that Japanese experience and technology could be adopted for the development plan of the Thai rail system.