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Transport Ministry rejects claims Japan not interested in high speed train project

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BANGKOK, 12 February 2018 (NNT) – Thailand’s Ministry of Transport has shot down rumors suggesting Japan has cancelled involvement in the Bangkok-Chiang Mai high speed train project, explaining the country is only considering its investment approach to reduce the burden on Thailand.

Officials from the Ministry of Transport have responded to claims, being made on social media, that Japan has withdrawn the country’s interest in investment in the Bangkok-Phitsanulok portion of the Bangkok-Chiang Mai high speed train project by explaining that the speculation was based on an assessment report following talks between the ministry and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and clarified that no agreements for investment have yet been secured. The office affirmed Japan is in the process of evaluating data and considering its investment model, with an emphasis on reducing the burden on Thailand.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua
National News Bureau of Thailand

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