Cabinet approves Chinese-backed standard gauge project

China is seeking to develop rail links between the southern province of Yunnan and neighbouring countries, including Myanmar (left), Laos and Vietnam. It hopes to create through corridors to Thailand and Singapore.

THAILAND: The Thai cabinet approved on November 17 the governance model for the planned north-south standard gauge network, being developed in partnership with China. Construction is due to begin in the middle of next year.Forming part of a trans-ASEAN corridor linking Kunming in southern China with Laos and the gulf ...

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