China has agreed to pass on some of its know-how to Thailand so that the Southeast Asian nation can develop its own high-speed railway network, according to Chinese engineers involved in the negotiations. “As cooperation on the China-Thailand High-Speed Railway project deepens, Thailand’s desire to design and construct high-speed railways […]

The 273 km, $2.2bn railway line, running east from Kampala, Uganda, to Malaba, just across the border in Kenya, should have been built by now. In 2015, a Chinese state-owned firm, the China Harbour Engineering Company, won the contract to build the crucial transport link.  But after eight years with no […]

he first train of the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) arrives at Nairobi Terminus in Nairobi, Kenya, May 31, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng) The project has gained trust and support from the Kenyan government and people and injected vitality into the country’s socio-economic development, since AfriStar has always been committed to […]

The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) is reconsidering Chinese loans for three railway projects after Beijing failed to act on funding requests by the Duterte administration, the Philippine News Agency reports. The three schemes affected are the Subic–Clark Railway, the South Long-Haul Project and the Mindanao Railway Project. Cesar Chavez, the DOTr’s undersecretary for railways, said negotiations […]