Thai Gov't Hits Brakes On Inter-Airport Rail Line Over CP Demands

Gov't Hits Brakes On Inter-Airport Rail Line Over CP Demands

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Station concept art for the proposed rail line to connect three airports. Image: Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor

 

BANGKOK — A project to connect three international airports by high-speed rail was suspended after the conglomerate backing the project changed its terms.

 

The official who helped oversee the project, which would link Bangkok’s two airports with one on the eastern seaboard, said Charoen Pokphand Group, or CP, unexpectedly demanded doubling its operating concession from 50 to 99 years.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2019/02/12/govt-hits-brakes-on-inter-airport-rail-line-over-cp-demands/

 

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