Thailand and China have agreed to jointly develop two rail lines in Thailand which could eventually link the two countries.
A Thai soldier patrols an area along a railway track in Thailand.
Thailand and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday (Dec 19) to jointly develop new railway lines which could eventually link the two countries. The new agreement will see the development of two new standard gauge rail lines in Thailand.
The first line will be 734 kilometres long, linking the Thai-Laos border area adjacent to the Lao capital Vientiane with the deep-sea port and industrial area on Thailand’s east coast. The second line will be 133 kilometres long and it will connect Bangkok with Eastern Thailand.
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