The Pan-Asia Railway Network was the first to be signed: the first stage of the 5 thousand 500 mile-long rail network from China to Singapore will be between Kunming and Bangkok.
With the agreement signed between China and Thailand, the first step was taken in the ”Pan-Asia Railway Network ile project, which is the center of Bangkok.
According to the Bangkok Post, China's western and southern provinces of Southeast Asian countries to connect the capitals of the project, the Thai capital of Bangkok will play an important role, said.
China's kel Pan-Asian Railway Network AS project has received support from the governments of the ASEAN countries.
The railway project that will connect the modern cities of China and the south to the capitals of ASEAN is considered as an important step in the development of regional cooperation.
The first phase between Kunming and Bangkok in the giant project will be two lanes and the total 845 mileage. This line will then reach Singapore via Laos, Thailand, Malaysia.
Thai Railways Director Wutthichart Kalayanamitr said that under the agreement, Thailand will undertake rough construction and electrical works, while China will undertake tunnel excavation, rail systems and engineering.
The first phase of the Pan-Asian Railway Network, which will connect China to Singapore, will be the total 4 thousand 760 kilometers. With the addition of Vietnam and Myanmar to the network, the railway will reach a total of 5 thousand 500 kilometers.
The construction phase of the project is expected to start in May 2016.