Through Nong Khai Station Go to the container storage center (CY). Supporting economic growth, trade, investment and tourism In line with the country's logistics system development strategy
On 1 August 2019 at 15.30 hrs. At Nong Khai Station, Mr. Worawut Malam, Deputy Governor, Property Management Group Acting as the Governor of the State Railway of Thailand Presided over the opening ceremony of the parade of freight trains between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic through the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge No.1 from Nong Khai Station To Tha Na Laeng station With Mr. Sarawut Songwilai, Director-General of the Department of Railways, Mr. Jirasak Srikacha, Deputy Governor of Nong Khai Province Mr. Sengthavisay Malivanh, Head of the Department of Railways, Lao PDR Mr. Krisda Thongthamachart, Director of the Customs Department Region 2, Mr. Nimit Sangampai Along with the train executive representative Officials from related agencies from the public and private sectors as well as the media attended as witnesses.
Mr. Worawut Mala, Deputy Governor, Property Management Group Acting in the position of Governor of the State Railway of Thailand, said that the opening of the train service for the transit of goods between the governments of the Kingdom of Thailand And the government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Thai-Lao PDR), through the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge No.1, holds success in linking the transportation of rail products of both countries together. And conforms to Thailand's logistics development strategy Support the business and trade center of the GMS sub-region (GMS) and increase transportation safety.
In this regard, the opening of the train service for the transit of goods between Thailand - Lao PDR From Nong Khai Station
To Tha Na Laeng station With a total distance of 3.5 kilometers, which greatly facilitates the development of the logistics system of the country. Able to connect the railway freight from Laem Chabang Port Transported to Nong Khai Station And continue to extend to the Container Yard Center at Tha Laeng, Lao PDR, directly supporting economic growth, trade, investment and tourism of both countries as well
"Previously, the opening of Nong Khai-Tha Naeng route services Only provide passenger transportation services But since August 1, 2019 onwards, there will be a change in the train to be a joint train to transport both passengers and goods By towing the bogie truck to the cargo container together with the passenger train Which is open for 4 trains per day, consisting of a total of 481 trains, Nong Khai, 07.30 hrs. 14.45 hrs., Arrive at Na Laeng, 15.00 hrs. And the total train at 484, leave at Na Laeng, 17.30 hrs. To Nong Khai 17.45 hrs.
Mr. Worawut continued that The success of this service for the transport of goods through the border of the railway has been well received by Nong Khai Province, the Customs Department, the Department of Highways and related agencies in both the Thai side and the Lao PDR. That Will be an important mechanism to help drive the economy in the region to grow strongly Which led to the creation of good relations of both countries as well as able to drive the service strategy of the Transport Services of the Ministry of Transport In promoting the transportation of goods both inside And between countries via the rail system To help reduce costs and increase transportation efficiency to be safe Environmentally friendly.