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5 hours ago, pegman said:

Subs are on hold and the fast train network will provide 1,000's of needed jobs. As long as Thai labour is used rather than cheap migrants. 

It will be slave labour with Chinese masters!

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Buying Submarines and fast trains...  Meanwhile the Thai people get no help from the government and are out of work from this pandemic. 

The government carries 100% economic risk coupled with 100% loans from China at a comparatively high interest rate ever paid by the government. Typically, such a government project requires an ec

Subs are on hold and the fast train network will provide 1,000's of needed jobs. As long as Thai labour is used rather than cheap migrants. 

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4 hours ago, ezzra said:

These plans were afoot for several years now and because of that i have bought some commercial properties in Khon Kean but gave up waiting and sold them when plans were put on the back burners for few years, but as far as the usefulness goes, it will be a boon to commerce and to the people of Thailand...

How so? So you can carry freight and containers on these high speed trains? Bunch of wasted money totally unnecessary spending that lines pockets of the few.

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

Great work by Khun Prayut Chan O Cha,  I'm all for it if it creates jobs, jobs and more jobs for thousands upon thousands of Thais. It's also good for Khon Kaen and many other commercially viable centers along the route. High speed train Travel will benefit millions of thais. 

 

No, it will benefit the Chinese stranglehold on their paid for political slaves.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hailed the development of the Thai-Sino high-speed rail project as key to strengthening the country's competitiveness.

You mean Chinas competitiveness?

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Any effort to improve infrastructure here is not only needed, it is long overdue, if Thailand wants to call itself a modern nation. Few modernized nations have not invested in high speed rail, except for the completely broken nation, known as America.

 

Thailand desperately needs this. The highways are hopelessly choked. And there is no rail cargo, to speak of at the moment. An alternative cargo transport system would be ideal. As well as fast public transport. 

 

Whatever the cost, it is worth it. However, an independent agency needs to monitor any and all contracts signed by the stunningly corrupt and toxic army. 

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Sure seems like a lot of envy from the Americans and English. Anything to do with they themselves not getting any fast train networks built themselves?

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There were a lot of naysayers on here crapping on the Chinese-Laos high speed rail line. Well to their disappointment it is now almost complete. 

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1 hour ago, pegman said:

There were a lot of naysayers on here crapping on the Chinese-Laos high speed rail line. Well to their disappointment it is now almost complete. 

I always took the point of view "What's in it for the Thai people?"  I mean the masses not just the well healed at the top.

 

State Rail may be flawed as an organisation but they get you there even if it's slower.  220 baht from the Malaysian border to Bangkok.  If somchai rode his Wave the same trip would cost 600 baht in benzine and take just as long!

 

And the 64.000 baht question:  Will it ever make a profit?   As a passenger only service that will be a tough job!

 

We can only hope that it will be safe for all that do travel on the trains.  

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