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SRT signs 5 contracts for high-speed railway from Bangkok to Korat

By THE NATION

 

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five contracts worth a total Bt40 billion for the high-speed rail project to link Thailand and China.

 

The contracts are for construction of the first phase of the railway, from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The line will eventually stretch to Nong Khai and link with another railway constructed from China to Laos, as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.

 

The contracts were signed at the Transport Ministry by SRT governor Nirut Maneephan and contractors Nawarat Patanakarn, Thai Engineer Industry, Italian-Thai Development, SPTK Joint Venture, and Civil Engineering.

 

The five contracts cover 101.15 kilometres of the railway, with total investment budget of around Bt40.275 billion.

 

First-phase construction features a total of 14 contracts. Construction work under the first contract has been completed, while work under the second is ongoing. The land for construction sites will be delivered to the five new contractors by the beginning of 2021.

 

The remaining seven contracts will be signed over the next year, the SRT governor added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398639

 

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Glacial rate of progress could be the mantra of this govt..

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In March 2013, the transport minister revealed that only one company would be selected to run all high-speed train routes, scheduled to be operational between 2018 and 2019.

In November 2014, Thailand and China signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to construct the Thai portion of the transnational railway running from Kunming, China, to the Gulf of Thailand.

In November 2015, both parties agreed to a division of labour. Under the framework, a joint venture will be set up to run the project.

In February 2018, the Thai transport minister stated that the contract for the first phase, the 253 km Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima section, will be issued by May 2018.

The first phase of the line to Nakhon Ratchasima has been divided into 14 contracts, with contracts 3-7 to be auctioned by June 2018, while contracts 8-14 will be auctioned before the end of 2018.[8]

 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five contracts worth a total Bt40 billion for the high-speed rail project to link Thailand and China.

Here we go... the end of Thailand with China joined at the hip.

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