Thailand and China have put their signatures on four agreements for the national high-speed train project which at the moment is scheduled to start in October later this year.
Transport minister Akhom Termphittayapaisit was in Beijing yesterday where the agreements were signed between China and Thailand.
The four agreements covered the first section of the project which will connect Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima.
Currently Thai officials are conducting studies to gauge the environmental impact of the project which they believe will be complete in September or October.
As part of the agreement Thailand will be sending a team of architects and engineers to train with Chinese experts starting on September 22.
The first stage of the project will begin in October if all goes as planned.
Plans for the second phase of the project are now currently being developed which will see the line connected from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai.
If the project is completed on schedule then it should be finished by 2022.
Following the signing of the agreements plans are being put in place to promote flights between the two nations.
This comes as the number of Chinese tourists coming to Thailand exceeded 9 million per year and an increase in flights is mutually beneficial to both countries.
Source : ThaiPBS
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