Thailand steps up efforts for closer rail links with Laos, China
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Bangkok (VNA), Aug. 10 -- The Thai Ministry of Transport has ordered several government agencies and organisations to enhance efforts in improving rail transportation between Thailand, Laos and China .
According to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, the committee to connect railways between the three countries has approved the guidelines for related organisations and requested the Department of Highways to ask for a budget to study the construction of a new bridge across the Mekong River for both cars and trains.
The committee approved orders for the State Railway of Thailand to hasten construction of the Bangkok - Nong Khai high-speed railway, and proposed the Khon Kaen - Nong Khai dual-track railway project to the Cabinet.
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