RAIL Asia 2020 once again embraces the strong support of the State Railway of Thailand as hosts of this year’s event, now firmly established as Thailand’s only rail and metro exhibition and conference…
In an interview in the current issue of Rail Professional Asia Pacific, the Board Chairman of the State Railway of Thailand, Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, explained about the growth and opportunities in Thailand’s railway industry and how SRT will engage with visitors at RAIL Asia this November.
‘Thailand’s railway network investment plan includes public railways, monorail, electric trains, long distance trains and high-speed trains. They are all interested in the major investors of Thailand, to include construction companies and the world’s leading manufacturers that relate to railway development networks in Thailand.
‘Choosing Thailand to be the host of RAIL Asia event has created synergies between Thai companies and overseas companies through meetings, conferences, seminars and site visits. All of which will spur future improvement in the railway network across ASEAN.
‘SRT hosts and supports RAIL Asia at Makkasan Expo Halls as the business and knowledge platform for the industry bringing together the world’s leading suppliers and Southeast Asia’s rail professionals and looks forward to welcoming the industry professionals to Bangkok this year.’
The State railway of Thailand is joined by the Ministry of Transport to officially open RAIL Asia 2020 on 25 November at SRT’s Makkasan Expo Halls in Bangkok.
Within the Free-to-Attend Conference programme RAIL Asia 2020 will explore a wide scope of rail and metro initiatives from ASEAN inter-connectivity, high-speed rail, specialised technical papers and case studies from the region.
The main stimulus of the regional expansion of RAIL Asia in Bangkok over the past few years has been the vast investment into transport infrastructure currently amounting to $93 billion of confirmed spend in Asia by 2021 with Thailand accounting for over 40 per cent of all new rail and metro investment in the region.
Additional to the high-speed projects, Thailand will be expanding and upgrading its existing 4,000 kilometres of track, upgrading signaling and telecommunications systems throughout the network, vastly expanding its rolling stock capabilities, expanding the Bangkok metro system to 14 lines and introduce light-rail networks to a further four cities.
The Free-to-Attend Conference at RAIL Asia 2020 will feature the detailed development and project opportunities of Thailand’s Metro Cities as well as all the latest technology and project advancements in the region. Book your seat or to join the industry leaders in the supporting exhibition by contacting [email protected] or visiting www.RailAsiaExpo.com.
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