Thailand: Railway connection initiative for the prosperity of South-East Asia countries
Nakorn Chantasorn – Adviser to President, National Science & Technology Development Agency, Thailand – discusses the development of integrated freight and passenger railways on the South-East Asian network
Date: 22 May 2018
For South-East Asian countries an integrated and efficient high-speed freight and passenger railway system will both improve the exisiting transportation infrastructure and help cultivate engineering talents, thus providing a significant financial boost to these economies. By developing infrastructural ties with neighbouring countries, the physical and regulatory barriers to trade will significantly reduce as standards are aligned. Furthermore, once South-East Asian countries are connected by high-speed railways, economic integration will improve across the subcontinent.
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