On January 4, 2015, two locomotives arrived in Thailand, replacing the diesel locomotives from the United States. These two locomotives were among 20 locomotives purchased from China by Thailand’s railway agency.
Premier Li Keqiang has said that if China’s advanced equipments can be exported, it will make full use of spare production capacity while helping China upgrade its equipment. Therefore, both China and Thailand hope that both sides implement the preliminary railway project-related work for this project, in order to lay a good foundation to start construction as soon as possible.
In addition, the long-distance railway in Thailand will promote the construction of the Trans-Indochina railway which will promote trade and develop logistics channels between the 2 countries.