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Govt wants China in on key projects

Thailand has invited China to enter into closer cooperation on the former’s Motorway-Rail Map (MR Map) project and Southern Land Bridge scheme.

The invitation was reportedly extended by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob through Han Zhiqiang, the Chinese ambassador to Thailand during their meeting yesterday.

The MR Map is a government effort which will see the construction of major roads and rail lines between the country’s strategic regions to help boost connectivity, while the Southern Land Bridge project will enable cargo transport between the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.

These two projects are also aimed at connecting Thailand with its neighbours in order to build new sustainable economic, trade and investment opportunities, said Mr Saksayam after yesterday’s meeting. He said he had also discussed with the Chinese ambassador progress in the…

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