Japan shows interest in water management, high-speed train projects

business October 08, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Yuichiro Hata reiterated Japan's interest in participating in Thailand's infrastructure projects - from water management to high-speed train - as well as joint development in the tourism s


During a discussion with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, he said that Japanese companies are ready to join the water management project bidding.
Yingluck promised to ensure transparency in the bidding process and urged Japan to focus more on technology transfer and human capital development. She also urged Japan to come up with the best technology available for the project as well as its expertise in city planning and administration, as well as maintenance. 
Hata also emphasised Japan's readiness in participating in Thailand's high-speed train project. A memorandum of understanding on the participation will be signed on October 9, with the Thai transport minister.