Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has invited Japan to take part in Thailand’s 2.2 trillion THB infrastructure projects as Thailand looks to bring Japanese technology to its rail system.

During her meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during her trip to Brunei to attend the 23rd ASEAN Summit, Yingluck expressed desire for Japan to invest in Thailand ’s infrastructure as she praised Japan for its technological advancement in the rail system.

Japan has been operating its high-speed train service or so called Shinkansen for 50 years, and not once Japanese high-speed trains have been in an accident. This is why Japanese technology in rail service is internationally recognised.

Meanwhile, Abe told Yingluck that Japan is not only willing to support Thailand’s infrastructure plan but also act as Thailand’s advisor to provide all-round knowledge about a rail service which includes ticketing and operating system.

The Thai Premier went on to inform her Japanese counterpart that Thailand has 10 other skytrain projects which are now underway and will thus need many more electric trains which Japan can support as a supplier.-VNA