Thailand promotes development of ASEAN high-speed rail system

International Business News  –  The Ministry of Transport of Thailand is working with Malaysian partners to develop a high-speed rail system linking the four ASEAN member states.

According to reports, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Thailand, Chaya Tan, recently met with the Deputy Minister of Transport of Malaysia, Ishan, and representatives of some related companies to discuss ways to cooperate in the construction of a railway system connecting the two countries.

Previously, Malaysia requested to connect with Thailand’s high-speed rail and become a transit station connecting Laos and China’s high-speed rail.

The two sides shared information on the project, with Malaysia in favour of Thailand setting up a joint working group to discuss the high-speed rail system linking countries such as China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Thai Transport Minister Sasayan recently stated that the Ministry of Transport of Thailand is promoting the development of high-speed rail in southern Thailand, connecting five countries including China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, aiming to strengthen the transportation capacity of the ASEAN region and promote the development of tourism.

Thai officials are expected to travel to Vientiane, the Lao capital, at the end of this month to discuss extending the China-Laos railway to Thailand.