The Thai Ministry of Transport is set to sign the memorandum of cooperation (MOC) on railway development projects with Japan on May 27 after approval was granted by the Cabinet.

Transport Minister ACM Prajin Juntong revealed that the May 26 Cabinet meeting gave the green light to the draft MOC between Thailand and Japan in relation to their joint development of new rail systems in the Kingdom. The official signing of the MOC between the Thai and Japanese governments will take place tomorrow in Japan.

The agreement applies to three rail routes, namely the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route which is part of the high-speed rail system, the Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang Port route, and the Mae Sot-Mukdahan route for which Japan will contribute support in the survey process.-VNA