The planned Bangkok-Nong Khai high-speed train will greatly help economic expansion in the Northeast, Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said on Saturday.
Speaking on the "Yingluck Government Meets the People" weekly programme on NBT, Mr Chadchart said the train project would also enhance development in the upper part of Isan and improve living standards of local people.
In addition, he said, the government planned to expand the existing highways linking Nong Khai with other provinces to four lanes. This project would begin immediately after the 2-trillion-baht borrowing bill top finance all the megaprojects takes effect.
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