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Old May 19th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #401
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Why would a foreigner need to leave the country to renew their visa if he were married to a Thai national?
This is a Visa regulation by Ministry of Foreign Affairs which those expats in Thailand have to do the VISA RUN as a regular basis.

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Khun Wisarut. Could you please not include your own opinion into the news. It's totally out of context and cause confusion (including the visa renewal things).
I just write the things I have seen by my own experience - nothing wrong at all.
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There is nothing wrong but it is not part of the news. Nor officially written by the media. If you want to express your opinion at least make the note. So it does not mislead people who has no background of thailand.
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News for the two HSR projects by the private sector

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Govt to finalise 2 high-speed rail projects in June-July
The Nation May 20, 2015 6:06 pm

Transport Minister ACM Prajin Juntong revealed Wednesday that the development plans of two high-speed train projects would be finalised around June or July.

The plans for the two lines - Bangkok-Hua Hin (Bt90 billion) and Bangkok-Pattaya (Bt100 billion) - would be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.

He expects the signing of memoranda of understanding for the construction around September or October. The construction period will last about three years.

Only Thai companies will be allowed to bid for the projects, he said.

The MoU for three long routes - Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Mae Sot-Phitsanulok-Khon Kaen-Mukdahan, and Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Map Ta Phut - is expected to be signed in Japan during May 27-28. Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016.

Prajin added that Thailand and China will finalise in September on the financial cost of two train projects with combined length of 873 km. The first will run from Bangkok to Kaeng Khoi and then Map Ta Phut. The second will link Kaeng Khoi and Nong Khai.

He said the construction of the first phase - Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi may start in October.

Aside from rail network extension, the Transport Ministry this year is awarded Bt140 billion in this fiscal year to invest in the road network. Additional Bt45 billion was topped up early this year, Prajin said.

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Now TV 26 report about High Speed train to Hua Hin early August 2015 while High Speed train to Rayong in late August to early September 2015 so the construction can be started in 2016 and take 3 years to get done.

Big Jin said CP is going to invest on High Speed train to Rayong via Pataya, Thai Bev wants High Speed train to Hua Hin while BTSC want both High Speed train to Rayong via Pataya and High Speed train to Hua Hin - German, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Japan also want to invest in this project - either as partner with those Thai company who want to invest on High Speed train or doing without local partners.
http://www.now26.tv/view/44812/%E0%B...%E0%B9%89.html
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[video=youtube;hFQZ5Iz7RtY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hFQZ5Iz7RtY[/video]
Now TV 26 report about High Speed train to Hua Hin early August 2015 while High Speed train to Rayong in late August to early September 2015 so the construction can be started in 2016 and take 3 years to get done.

CP Making a clear decision to invest on High Speed Train for sure
http://www.cp-enews.com/cp_hotnews_view?topic=502
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Way to run High Speed train from Bangsue Central to Hua Hin all the way to Surat Thani regular hour vs rush hour
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Hope to start high speed train service from Bangsue Central to Hua Hin in 2019, Bangsue Central to Surat Thani in 2022 and Bangsue central to Padang Besar in 2039
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This is the first time I see the detail of southern HSR extension. Hope it's just the old plan and the government will push it to happen faster. Expanding to Padang Besar by 2040 is too long!
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Construction of High Speed train to Hua Hin and Pataya will be started in 2016 - Bangsue Central - Hua Hin route with the total distance of 206 km alone has a price tag of 81 billion Baht while the 193-km route from Bangkok (Land Krabang) to Pataya and Rayong has a price tag of 150 billion Baht
http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detai...sid=1432526236
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Thailand and Japan to sign agreement on railway projects : Prajin
May 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Thailand and Japan will sign the memorandum of cooperation on railway development projects on Wednesday after the Cabinet gave the approval, said Transport Minister Prajin Junthong on Tuesday.

The Cabinet on its weekly meeting on Tuesday gave the green light to the draft MOC between Thailand and Japan in relation to their joint development of new rail systems in the Kingdom.

The official signing of the MOC between the Thai and Japanese governments will take place tomorrow in Japan.

The agreement applies to three rail routes, namely the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route which is part of the high-speed rail system, the Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang Port route, and the Mae Sot-Mukdahan route for which Japan will contribute support in the survey process.

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Thailand and Japan to sign agreement on railway projects : Prajin
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May 26, 2015 4:51 pm
Thailand and Japan will sign the memorandum of cooperation on railway development projects on Wednesday after the Cabinet gave the approval, said Transport Minister Prajin Junthong on Tuesday.

The Cabinet on its weekly meeting on Tuesday gave the green light to the draft MOC between Thailand and Japan in relation to their joint development of new rail systems in the Kingdom.

The official signing of the MOC between the Thai and Japanese governments will take place tomorrow in Japan.

The agreement applies to three rail routes, namely the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route which is part of the high-speed rail system, the Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang Port route, and the Mae Sot-Mukdahan route for which Japan will contribute support in the survey process.

Cabinet approves pact with Japan on high-speed railway
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May 26, 2015 5:45 pm
THE CABINET Tuesday approved a draft memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between Thailand and Japan on the joint development of a high-speed railway from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and a feasibility study for the Mae Sot-Mukdahan railway to connect the eastern and the western economic corridors.

Newly appointed Deputy Government Spokesman Colonel Weerachon Sukhondha-patipak said that under the agreement, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency would work with their Thai counterparts to develop and upgrade the railway system and connectivity within the Southern Economic Corridor linking Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Big Jin said after MoC has been signed, it will take another month to find the way of G to G with the investment in either EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) or Public Private Partnership :PPP
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Thailand approves $12 bln Japan railway scheme
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May 26 Thailand's cabinet has approved a $12 billion railway project to be built with Japanese help, a deputy government spokesman said on Tuesday, one of several big-ticket plans the government hopes will stimulate Southeast Asia's second largest economy.

The Thai-Japan rail project is the latest initiative by the military government to help jump-start a slowing economy by strengthening infrastructure, employment, transport and tourism.

"Thailand's transport minister will be the one to sign the memorandum of cooperation agreement for the railway system with the minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan tomorrow," Colonel Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, the deputy government spokesman told reporters.

The high-speed rail scheme will cover a distance of 670 km (416 miles), connecting Bangkok to the northern city of Chiang Mai.

Construction could begin as early as the second quarter of 2016.

Thailand's trade-dependent economy is stuttering amid slow demand for its exports. The state planning agency recently cut its 2015 full-year growth to 3 to 4 percent from 3.5-4.5 percent.

The government has yet to disclose details on a second railway route connecting the Thai capital Bangkok to various industrial zones, including a deep-sea port on Thailand's eastern seaboard.

The railway projects are separate from the government's eight-year investment plan worth more than $56 billion to upgrade infrastructure, including the development of public transportation, railways, roads and sea and air transportation.

The ruling junta has targeted infrastructure spending as a long-term fix to some structural problems that has been a drag on the economy. The projects are also expected to stimulate private investment.

($1 = 33.5500 baht) (Reporting By Aukkarapon Niyomyat; Writing by Pairat Temphairojana; Editing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre & Shri Navaratnam)
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Way clear for joint rail project
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The Nation May 27, 2015 1:00 am

The Cabinet yesterday approved a draft memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between Thailand and Japan on the joint development of a high-speed railway from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and a feasibility study for the Mae Sot-Mukdahan railway to connect the eastern and the western economic corridors.

Newly appointed Deputy Government Spokesman Colonel Weerachon Sukhondha-patipak said that under the agreement, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency would work with their Thai counterparts to develop and upgrade the railway system and connectivity within the Southern Economic Corridor linking Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The MLIT has also expressed its intention to develop the Bangkok-Rayong railway jointly with Thailand, an offer that is under the study of this country's Transport Ministry.

"There was no mention at the meeting about the cost of the construction or how long the railways would be," Weerachon said, adding that the MoC would be signed by today in Tokyo.

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong told the Nation Multimedia Group this month that the high-speed railway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai would be 715 kilometres long and was scheduled to open in 2019.

He also said trains on the route were expected to be capable of 250km/h and the project's value was estimated at Bt400 billion, thanks to a low-interest loan from Japan. The government hopes that the interest rate will not exceed 1.5 per cent.

The railway project is part of Thailand's strategic transport connectivity plan, linking the mass-transit systems of big cities to small towns and neighbouring countries.

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Thai minister interview
Bangkok ready to shoulder bullet train project risk
HIROSHI KOTANI, Nikkei staff writer

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May 27, 2015 4:10 am JST

BANGKOK -- The Thai government is willing to lead efforts to adopt Japan's bullet train technology for a high-speed rail project, the transport minister said Tuesday.

Importing the "shinkansen" rail system will entail high costs, Prajin Juntong acknowledged in an exclusive interview with The Nikkei. But the project will have significant value for Thailand, so the government will take on associated risks, he said.

Prajin is scheduled to meet with Japanese counterpart Akihiro Ohta in Tokyo Wednesday, with the two men set to sign a railway cooperation agreement. Plans call for linking the Thai capital to the northern city of Chiang Mai, a tourism destination, with 680km of rail.

Prajin applauded the bullet train technology in the interview, calling it an advanced transport system that involves not only technology but also real estate development along the rail corridor. The shinkansen service is expected to operate in Thailand at 200kph at a minimum, he said, noting that the precise speed will be determined by striking a balance between travel time and cost.

Given that Thailand lacks shinkansen operation expertise, it will ask for Japan's cooperation at the beginning, Prajin said. He also revealed that a task force for hammering out specific development plans by summer 2016 will be launched within the next month with members from both countries.

One issue in Thailand's adoption of a bullet-train system is profitability. While admitting that the project may seem difficult when only economic elements are taken into consideration, Prajin pointed out that it would bring about great benefits overall, such as improving quality of life and buoying tourism.

The project is expected to cost a whopping 430 billion baht ($12.7 billion), according to one estimate. But Prajin declined to comment on the price, saying he will wait until details of the plan are worked out.

The minister did say, however, that the construction cost will be paid by the Thai government and financial support from Japan. He noted that the Japanese government and industry expect Japanese funds to be used for the project -- showing a reluctance to tap the envisioned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, an institution proposed by China.
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Econ...n-project-risk



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Transport Minister Prajin Juntong and his Japanese counterpart Akihiro Ota sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on potential introduction of Japan's bullet-train technology in Thailand. (Kyodo photo)
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Thailand and Japan on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the possible introduction of Japan's shinkansen bullet-train technology into the kingdom.

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong and his Japanese counterpart Akihiro Ota signed the pact during talks in Tokyo. The agreement will enable the two countries to begin a feasibility study and evaluate demand and the profitability of a roughly 660-kilometre high-speed railway project linking Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Tokyo and Bangkok are also expected to discuss specifics, such as the construction of routes and stations, Japanese officials said.

Tokyo is hoping the latest MoU with Bangkok will give a boost to its bid to export bullet train technology to India and other countries.

If realised, the cost of the project is expected to exceed 1 trillion yen (273 billion baht).

Major Japanese companies, such as East Japan Railway Co, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Mitsui & Co, are considering joining the project, according to the Japanese Transport Ministry.

Japan has been seeking to increase connectivity in Thailand and Malaysia at a time when members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are trying to establish a more integrated Asean Economic Community in 2015.

In March, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe agreed to speed bilateral talks on developing the railway sector in Thailand.

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Applying Shinkansen technology for Bangsue Central - Chiang Mai with a price tag exceeding 1 trillion Yen (8100 Million USD) but problem remain about the financial resources, along with the finalized exact routes, the station positions, the schedule to implement and open the line even though Thai government said it is about 670 km. If implemented successfully, this will be the second country after Taiwan which used Shinkansen technology.

Now, Japanese government has set up Consortium to handle this project including East Japan Railway Co. Ltd, Mitsui & Co. Ltd (AKA Mitr Siam in Thailand), Hitachi Co. Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co. Ltd) -

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/business/AJ201505280053
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Seh Kai Oo (Maj Gen Sansoen Kaewkamnoed - deputy PM Office Speaker) said even though 670 km Thai - Japan High Speed train from Bangsue to Chiang Mai along with the 574 km cargo line from Phu Namron checkpoint to Laem Chabang and the plan for branch line to Aranyaprathet via Chachoengsao with the new bypass route for Bangkok as well as Kanchanaburi has got MoC signing on 27 May 2015, Thai - Chiang railway from Bangsue Central to Nong Khai via Nakhon Ratchasima with max speed of 180 kph still goes on - with a goal to start the first phase from Bangsue Central to Nakhon ratchasima by the end of 2015 before extending to Nong Khai and branching line from Kaeng Khoi to Maptaphut via Klong 19 bypass along with Eastern line and Sattahip line
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Now, Chinese Embassy said Chinese government will offer the more flexibility on the financial deals on Thai- China railway projects to get the interest rates closed to what Japanese government has offered which is about 2 percents per annum.
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Chiang Mai terminus for High Speed train - while leaving the existing Chiang Mai station on Charoen Mueang road, Wat Ket commune within Chiang Mai city Municipal intact as the existing Chiang Mai terminus was opened 1948 to replace the original one which has been bombed away on 21 Dec 1943.



Lamphun station for High Speed train on the existing yard as it is at the edge of Lamphun city - outside the old city moat



Lampang station for High Speed train on Saman Maitree road while keeping the original Nakhon Lampang station (opened 1 April 1916) intact

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Now, cabinet has just given an approval for Chinese loan from China EXIM Bank to finance Thai - China railways while Big Jin has confirmed that MoT going to push project forward - started with Bangsue Central - Kaeng Khoi - Map Taphut in this October 2015
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Khun Phaisan Phuedmonkhon Condemning toward Democrat man like Ajarn Samart has to resort of telling a blatant lie to the public to say that Thai - China railway has been cancelled - Now, Cabinet just approve the loan from China EXIM bank to finance the construction of Thai - China railwya while red line commuter now getting 10 billion Baht funds via JICA loan
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Transport Minister asserts rail development going as planned
Date : 9 มิถุนายน 2558

BANGKOK, 9 June 2015 (NNT) – Thailand’s cooperation with China and Japan on railroad development projects are moving forward as planned, according to the Transport Minister.

The Minister of Transport ACM Prajin Juntong has explained to the Cabinet that the cooperation projects between Thailand - China, and Thailand - Japan under the ministry’s rail transport development project 2015-2022 are proceeding according to plan, adding that he is confident that the projects will be completed within the designated timeframe.

The rail transport development cooperation between Thailand and China includes the construction of northeastern Bangkok - Nong Khai, and Kaeng Khoi - Maptaphut, a 973 kilometer railway line utilizing the standard gauge 1.435 meter track, allowing trains to operate at speeds of 180 kilometers per hour.

The Chinese rail project is aimed to serve passengers and accomodate light and high value cargo. The construction will be divided into four phases, with Bangkok - Kaeng Khoi and Kaeng Khoi - Maptaphut designated for the first two phases.

The construction of the first two phases is scheduled to commence October 2015 with a 30 month timeframe. The later phases, Kaeng Khoi - Nakhon Ratchasima - Nong Khai, will begin construction February 2016 with a 36 months timeframe.

The northern Bangkok - Chiang Mai High Speed Train line's construction will be carried out in cooperation with Japan, using the Japanese Shinkansen train system on the standard gauge 1.435 meter track. The 672 kilometer high speed line will be capable of train services at over 200 kilometer per hour speed.

The Japanese train project will mainly serve passengers. The construction for the high speed line is set to commence in mid 2016.

Thailand and Japan is now studying the feasibility of the eastern line Bangkok - Aranyaprathet and Bangkok - Laem Chabang railway projects, to either use the standard 1.435 meter gauge system or the 1 meter gauge system that is currently used in Thailand. The eastern line project will be mainly designated for cargo transportation.

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