Win EIA High-Speed ​​Thai-Chinese Phase 2 “Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai”, expected at the end of the year to prepare the cabinet, aiming to divide 10 contracts, auction year 66

Summary of Thai-Chinese Railway Phase 2 “Nakhon Ratchasima – Nong Khai” proposes to EIA, expects SRT board to brew this Oct. Propose the cabinet at the end of the year, aiming to divide 10 contracts, civil work 2.1 hundred billion baht, auction year 66, phase 1, speed up system work 2.3 Started installation in ’67

Mr. Kampol Boonchom, Deputy Chief Engineer for Special Projects State Railway of Thailand (SRT) revealed the progress of the Thai-Chinese railway project, Phase 2, Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai, a distance of 356.10 km, worth nearly 300 billion baht, that at this time it has concluded the study, designed and prepared a report. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been submitted to the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), which ONEP has an opinion to return to prepare more information. Most recently, SRT has prepared and submitted a proposal back to ONEP in June. 2022 is in the process of preparing further clarifications Committee of experts considering the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (Kor Chor Kor.)

According to the project plan in Phase 2, it is expected that the details will be finalized and submitted to the SRT Board (Board) in October 2022 and submitted to the Ministry of Transport. In order to propose to the Cabinet (Cabinet) for approval of the project in late 2022, it is expected to open a tender for the construction of civil works in 2023. By signing the contract, it will have to wait for the EIA to approve it first.

It is expected that the construction will begin around August 2023. The construction will take approximately 4 years and will be completed in 2027 – 2028. It is expected to open for service around 2029.

The route from Nakhon Ratchasima – Nong Khai, a distance of 356 km, has a limit on the cost of civil works of about 2.1 hundred billion baht. The route has few mountains. and less expropriation than the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima section, mainly along the existing railway line making it take less time to build although the distance is longer

It is expected that the civil work will be divided into no more than 10 contracts, which is different from the project in Phase 1 that has 14 contracts. The value is not too high. Because they want medium-sized contractors to be qualified to compete, but in Phase 2, many medium-sized contractors Qualified from the experience of the construction phase 1, while the overall construction will be easier and faster than the project in phase 1. (Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima) which will be open for service after the first phase is about 1 year or in 2029

Thai-Chinese Railway Project, Phase 2, Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai Section, 356.1 km distance, starting at the back of Nakhon Ratchasima Station. There are 5 stations on the Thai side of the Mekong River, namely Bua Yai Station, Ban Phai Station, Khon Kaen Station, and Udon Thani Station. and Nong Khai Station 2 depots, consisting of Natha and Chiang Rak Noi There are 4 Maintenance Bases, comprising Ban Makha, Nong Mek, Non Sa-ad, and Natha. There is a container storage area and a cargo transfer area at Natha.

@Accelerate the contract 2.3 Summary of the “rail laying work – system – train” in the year 65

As for the progress of the Thai-Chinese Railway Project, Phase 1, Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima, distance 253 km. and driving system Signal system with trains) in the amount of 50,633.50 million baht, which SRT has signed China Railway International Co., Ltd. (CHINA RAILWAY INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.) and China Railway Company DESIGN CORPORATION (CHINA RAILWAY DESIGN CORPORATION) went on Oct 28, 2020, it is currently working in the design process. and the procedure for receiving the form which also fixed some issues that were sent back to China for action The form will be concluded by 2022 at the same time. China itself must prepare to purchase equipment. relevant to prepare for the commencement of work

For the delivery of the area to the contract 2.3 to work, it is set in 4 periods (Key Date) which must be consistent with the construction of the civil work. The first Key Date will be the delivery of the area of ​​the electric building group. power station and communication control center along the route which will be completed first It is expected to start delivering in 2024 and then gradually Delivering the area in the road work group, divided into 3 periods (Key Date), with the last point to be delivered is Contract 4-1, Bang Sue – Don Mueang section, around 2026

For that high-speed train China is in the process of designing The design is expected to be finalized by 2022, leading to further detailed design and production steps.

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