Meeting to discuss high-speed rail link project between Thailand and China set for early 2023

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A meeting to discuss the high-speed rail link project linking Thailand to China through Laos is set for early 2023, according to Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport.

The minister told Thai media after today’s Cabinet meeting at the Government House that Thailand is preparing to hold the 30th meeting of the Thai-Chinese joint committee on rail cooperation as early as possible.

Initially, the meeting will be held around early 2023, the transport minister told Thai media without giving the exact date.

He also added that China is willing to assist in the construction of a new bridge for the project, about 30 meters away from the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.