Den Chai-Chiang Khong railway in the North to be running by 2028SRT governor Nirut Maneephan leads a tour of the inside of a new 2.7km railway tunnel called Mae Ka Tunnel. (Photos: SRT)The State Railway of Thailand is confident the 323.1-kilometre Den Chai-Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong double-track railway project will come into operation in 2028 as planned, with construction making good progress. "This double-track railway project has been anticipated for a long time by those living along the route, so locals have responded well to requests for cooperation," said Mr Nirut. An 87km section will be built from Chiang Rai's Muang district to Chiang Khong district of that province under the third contract, awarded to CKST-DC3 Joint Venture. The Den Chai-Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong double-track railway project is a part of the government's national transport infrastructure development strategy, said Mr Nirut.
Source: Bangkok Post November 17, 2023 12:52 UTC