A high-speed train project that will link the Thai capital of Bangkok and Nong Khai province bordering Laos is expected to be completed in late 2015.
The railway line is a joint investment project between Thailand and China. After approval by the Thai government, construction could start next year and the line is expected to be operational by late 2015.
There is already a train in existence but the track needs improvement. At the moment the train takes 10-11 hours to cover the 640-kilometer distance between Bangkok and Nong Khai. The idea is that this will be improved to become a medium speed rail.
Bernama.com reports that initially, Beijing’s investment in the project will be on a 50-50 basis.