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Bangkok (VNA/NNT) - The Thai Government has pledged to further develop the country's transport infrastructure network.

Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Chief of the National Council for Peace and Order, chaired the official opening of the second Thai Rail Industry Symposium and Exhibition (2nd RISE), during which he stressed that Thailand is in need of comprehensive development for all modes of transportation.

The Premier said that rail, land, marine and air transport systems must become interconnected, and all agencies are to implement an integrated operational plan while making the most of the allocated budget.

He added that the current Government is planning to add more than 3,000 kilometres of railway tracks by 2022. Thailand's railway tracks currently run for a combined distance of some 4,000 kilometres.

The Prime Minister went on to say that Thailand is to have a clear investment plan with focus on research and development, which will be conducted under cooperation between the public and private sectors, to meet the country's needs.-VNA