Official: B&R Initiative To Improve Asean Transport

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Added On May 18, 2017

Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith praised China's Belt & Road Initiative on Tuesday, calling on Thailand to increase efforts on building high-speed railways between the two countries.

SOUNDBITE(THAI) ARKHOM TERMPITTAYAPAISITH, Thai Transport Minister
"We have seen satisfactory results from our cooperation with China in building the Kunming-Bangkok Highway. And we need to cooperate more with China in connecting railways."

Returning from Beijing’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the Minister said the government is focusing on the construction of roads and railways.

The minister noted that Thailand has to do that as the country is situated right in the center of ASEAN and shares thousands of kilometers of borderline with neighboring countries.

He added cooperation between China and Thailand would be a solid foundation for future transport construction in the ASEAN region.

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