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China, Thailand ink MOU for Kra Canal

2015-05-20 09:07:08       source:The Phuket News

May 19, 2015

"China and Thailand are reported to have inked a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a canal that would cut through peninsular Thailand, linking the South China Sea with the Andaman Sea.

Once completed, the 'Kra Canal' would offer an alternative sea link between Asia with the Middle East and Europe, bypassing the Strait of Malacca, a key shipping lane for world trade."

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