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China pitches Ayutthaya as first high speed rail stop

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Chinese government officials advising Thailand on the development of its high-speed train network have suggested that it begin with a 54km route linking Bangkok and Ayutthaya. 

Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt met recently with Chinese officials who advised him on the network.

They suggested that the Bangkok-Ayutthaya route be a good starting point as it would fall in line with the government's push to have the ancient capital serve as host for the 2020 World Expo, Mr Chadchat said on Friday.

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