Bangkok, Thailand (Urban Transport News): The Thai Government is set to sign three major civil contracts in connection with the construction of Thai-Sino high-speed train project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima.
According to deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul, the contracts will be awarded for civil engineering works along the Nava Nakhon-Ban Pho section, rail engineering works along the Phra Kaew-Saraburi section and the construction of a maintenance depot at Chiang Rak Noi, reported Bangkok Post.
Following the signing of three contracts, a letter will be issued by the State Railway of Thailand to launch the work.
Under the collaboration with China, Thailand will be responsible for carrying out the civil works and investments for the project.
Last week, Bangkok Post reported that the SRT is preparing to invite bids for two double-track railway projects worth THB128bn ($4.11bn), notably the 323km rail project runs from Den Chai in Phrae to Chiang Khong in Chiang Rai, and the 355 km Ban Phai-Nakhon Phanom route.