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Thai Government Gets New Contracts To Get the Thai-Sino Rail Project Done

March 31, 2021

Recently, three cotracts have been signed by the Thai government with the Thai-Sino (Chinese) high-speed rail project from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.
These contracts are attached to the construction of a maintenance depot in Chiang Rak Moi, the rail engineering works along the Phra Kaew-Saraburi line, and the civil engineering works on the Nava Nakhon-Ban Pho line.
A letter to start the work will be issued by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) after these three contracts are signed.
Following the preparation of the documents, three more contracts will be prepared, including the works between Don Muang and Nava Nakhon, the civil engineering works along the Bang Sue-Don Muang section, and the Ban Pho-Phra Kaew section.
The project has already begun. It will be a 235 km rail link between Bangkok and Korat. It is estimated to cost about $5 billion (about 200 billion Thai baht).
Thailand’s military took over the government in 2014. Since then, they have concentrated heavily on infrastructure projects. In 2021, the area around the Northern Bus Terminal will be unrecognizable.
There was an election two years ago in which the party that won the election was led by the leader of the coup in 2014.
Upon completion of the project, this train route will connect Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Don Muang, Saraburi, Pak Chong (in the province of Korat), and Korat, the capital of Korat.
This project will certainly not be completed this year because the winning firms for these six contracts will be announced at the end of this year.
Through a partnership with China, Thailand has agreed to be responsible for the investments and civil works.

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