The China-Thailand railway project, which was signed and launched in 2021, is a high-quality joint construction and a “Belt and Road” flagship project between China and Thailand. The railway is Thailand’s first high-speed railway, and it is one of the first high-speed railway projects outside China that uses Chinese high-speed rail design standards and is funded by the host country itself, the company said in a statement to the Global Times.
China – Thailand Railway, or Sino – Thai Railway hasn’t been opened yet. The construction began in December, 2017. About 4 years are needed to complete this high speed rail project, by when it will run through three countries including China, Laos and Thailand. It will serve trains running between Kunming and Bangkok. In the far future, this China – Thailand railway project will be extended all the way to Singapore, shaping a high speed railway as long as 1,864 miles (3,000 km), namely Kunming – Singapore Railway.
Based on the latest developments of China – Thailand Railway, Thailand will complete the construction plan on time. The high-speed rail of Bangkok – Nong Khai will be officially put into use in 2023. By the end of October 2017, a total of 207 sites have been constructed. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2021 and it will open to traffic in 2023.
A greater network
The China-Thailand railway will provide connectivity between Southeast Asian countries and China, and bring tangible benefits to the entire region, and at the same time inject new momentum into regional development, experts and business representatives have claimed.
Yunnan Easy Trans International Freight Forwarder Co, the logistic and trading company with business related to China-Laos Railway, is excited about the future launch of the railway connection upgrade in the region.