Thailand’s Cabinet approves high-speed train project

Cabinet approves high-speed train project linking 3 main airports

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a 200-billion-baht high-speed train network connecting three international airports.

Nattaporn Jatusripitak, an adviser to Prime Minister’s Office, told reporters after the Cabinet meeting that the terms of reference, defining what is to be achieved and how, will be drafted as soon as possible, following by a bidding process.

He said the investment will be in the form of a public-private partnership, allowing the private sector to engage in the project in cooperation with whatever government agencies are in charge of it.

The high-speed train will link Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports that both serve Bangkok, and U-Tapao, a joint civil-military public airport that serves the cities of Rayong and Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern seaboard.

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