China, Thailand study jointly building railways

10:10, August 19, 2010      

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China and Thailand are studying the possibility of jointly building two railway projects, the 21st Century Herald reported, citing Piamsak Milintachinda, Thailand's ambassador to China.

One of the projects would be a line from Thailand's Nong Khai to the Chinese city of Kunming, which would also connect Laos and may include lines to Malaysia and Singapore.

China and Thailand are also studying a possible 240-km long high-speed rail connection within Thailand between the cities of Bangkok and Rayong, according to the report.

China, now the world's second largest economy, has been building up a national network of high-speed rails. The line linking Beijing and Shanghai is expected to be operational in 2012, running at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张心意)

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