Re: China presses hard on high-speed rail projects in Thailand (PM Sunday, 09 December 2012) - It is not a matter of who should built it or even who will hold concessions for the next 25 years. The benefits that will flow into the Eastern Seaboard communities and economy will be so enormous it will be hard to ever imagine the place the way it is now.
The Chinese say they can build it in 2 years, which is fine if it is in China where they are able to use the army manpower for such tasks. 800 km of tracks in a short period of time is not a problem for a contingent of troops that do not ask questions. But where is Thailand going to find the labor to built such a big project?