Civil engineering work for high-speed train project to improve connectivity
Two subsidiaries of China Railway Construction Corp, the State-owned rail construction contractor, have won a $415 million contract to build civil engineering projects for the China-Thailand high-speed railway, the Beijing-headquartered group said in a statement.
Under the deal, the group’s two contractors－China Railway 11 Bureau Group Co Ltd and China Railway 23 Bureau Group Co Ltd－will build construction projects spanning 39.79 kilometers, including railway beds, bridges and railway stations for the first phase of the 250-km-long line linking the Thai capital Bangkok and the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.
An additional line connects Nakhon Ratchasima to the Thai border at Nong Khai province. A railway bridge linking Nong Khai province with the Laotian capital Vientiane will connect Thai railways with the Laos network. The planned length for this railroad, with a designated speed of 250 km per hour, is 900 kilometers.