China pledges to aid Thai development
- Published: 24 Sep 2013 at 19.45
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China will help Thailand improve its railways, water management, green energy, and education systems as part of a bilateral strategic partnership, the country's new ambassador Ning Fukai said on Tuesday.
Upgrading railways is an effective means of addressing poverty in countries such as China and Thailand, said Mr Ning, who was previously Chinese ambassador to South Korea and Cambodia.
"China might have started late, but we now have a rail system that is the fastest and biggest in the world. And we can construct high-speed rail systems in the shortest time in the world too. So we're competitive given factors including building techniques, equipment, experience and overhead costs," said the ambassador.
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