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Thailand approves EIA for China-designed high-speed rail

2017-12-06 09:48:07       source:Global Times

December 5, 2017

Thailand has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Thailand-China railway, which experts said Tuesday will be crucial in linking China with ASEAN member states. 

The environmental assessment for the high-speed project, linking Bangkok and the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, was finally approved by Thailand, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. 

The first phase of the high-speed project is set to cost some 179 billion baht ($5.4 billion) and will be Thailand's first high-speed railway.

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