High speed train in Thailand
High speed train in Thailand. Thailand’s ruling junta has approved a $23 billion (£13.6bn) transport project that will see two high-speed railways link up directly with China by 2021, in a move seen as a further consolidation of Chinese power in the region.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), headed by Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha – who took control of Thailand in a bloodless military coup in May – unveiled plans this week connecting the northern border town of Nong Khai with Map Ta Phut, located south-east of Bangkok. Chaing Khong, just south of the Laos capital Vientiane, will also be connected to Ban Phachi, in the central Ayutthaya re