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B50bn contract to be signed for part of high-speed railway first stage

A model of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway’s first section between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima is on display in December 2017. (File photo)

The government will sign “Contract 2.3”, worth more than 50 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday.

The contract will have three parties – the State Railway of Thailand, China Railway International Co and China Railway Design Corporation, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Tuesday. 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will preside over the signing of Contract 2.3 of the Bangkok-Nong Khai high-speed train project, which is for part of the first stage from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima, Ms Traisuree said. 

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