South Korea eyes investment in Thailand’s twin-track railway project

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BANGKOK, 5 January 2015 – South Korea seems keen to invest in Thailand’s development of infrastructure projects especially the 1.435-meter standard gauge twin-track railway construction. 

The Korean interest was expressed by H.E. Mr. Suh Seoung-hwan, the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport in discussions with his Thai counterpart, Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong today.

The Thai Transport Minister revealed that South Korea offered its expertise to Thailand as it has solid experience in the construction of high-speed railways, running at both 160 kilometers per hour and at 300 kilometers per hour.

He continued by saying that Thailand’s Transport Ministry will send information about the railway construction to the South Korean Embassy in Thailand within the next two or three days.

The Korean representative suggested a meeting between the ministers of both countries to take place in February 2015. Moreover, Thai delegates from the Transport Ministry and the State Railway of Thailand are invited to visit South Korea during April and May 2015.