PM hopes for Thai-Lao-China high-speed train link


BANGKOK, April 4 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gave reassurances that Thailand’s high-speed train will reach the northeastern province of Nong Khai to connect Thailand with the Lao PDR and China.

Meeting Lao Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Wednesday, the Thai premier said she looks forward to a tripartite cooperation to develop infrastructure for communication and transport among Thailand, the Lao PDR and China.

She said Thai investors from the public and private sectors will visit Laos to enhance business and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Mr Thongloun called on Thai investors to strictly adhere to Lao investment laws and avoid any activity that will negatively impact the landlocked country’s environment.

Thailand is hosting the 2nd Thai-Lao Joint Commission in Chiang Mai on May 19 to discuss social, economic and security cooperation. Other issues to be raised are upgrading checkpoints along the Thai-Lao border, suppression of border drug trafficking, and boundary demarcation.