TOKYO, 29 August 2015 (NNT) – A Japanese company has expressed interest to participate in the rail development investment project in Thailand, after both countries established a Memorandum of Understanding on the issue.
The President and Representative Director of Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-Trec) Naoto Miyashita has revealed that the company is interested in developing the Bangkok – Chiang Mai High Speed Train project in Thailand, where the cooperation was established through a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Thailand and Japan.
The 672-kilometer Bangkok – Chiang Mai High Speed Train project will utilize Japan’s Shinkansen technology, capable of reaching speeds of approximately 200 kilometers per hour on the 1.435-meter standard gauge track.
J-Trec is a member company of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) group. The company is capable of manufacturing various types of trains, but specializes in high-speed trains. The company has recently built the E7 series Shinkansen trains, which is the latest generation of bullet trains in the Shinkansen family.
J-Trec is also the manufacturer of trains for the Purple Line MRT project in Bangkok, which are expected to be delivered to Thailand within the next few months.