View Full Version : Thailand to Build Railway to Facilitate the Transnational Rail Lines

Kanok Karn
24th July 2011, 08:35
The State Rail Way of Thailand (SRT) is prepared to build a railway from Nakhon Ratchasrima to Nakhon Phanom in the attempt to facilitate the transnational railway from China through Vietnam and Laos.

Following the 3rd GMS Summit, Nakhon Phanom Governor Mr. Somdee Kachayangyuen said the development of railway was mentioned in the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan. Its objective is to prepare Thailand for transnational railway in the future. The 3 major railways will be built starting from Bang Bua district of Nakhon Ratchasima passing though Maha Sarakham, Roi-Et, Mukdahan before finishing at Nakhon Phanom, with a total length of 380 kilometers.

The second route will begin from Khon Kaen going through Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Roi-Et, Mukdahan and finally in Nakhon Phanom. Meanwhile, the third one will begin from Udon Thani passing through Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom.

The SRT is currently in the process of reviewing the draft proposal for the construction. Meanwhile, the consulting company has already notified the Governor about the railway plan. It is expected that the team from the consulting company will examine the location and determine if it is necessary to relocate residents out of the area.

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