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SRT set to sign Bt50-bn contract for Phase 1 of Thai-China high-speed railway


The government will on Wednesday sign a contract worth more than Bt50.63 billion for Phase 1 development of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.

This contract, number 2.3, will be signed between the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and China Railway International as well as China Railway Design Corporation at Government House in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

This contract is related to the Phase 1 of the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima high-speed railway, which will run from Bangkok to Nong Khai.

This contract will cover the construction of the track, as well as electrical, signalling and communication systems, procurement of trains, maintenance and technology transfer.

She said Phase 1 will feature a 253-kilometre track with six stations, namely Bang Sue, Don Muang, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Pak Chong and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Published : October 27, 2020

By : The Nation