Thai PM bites bullet on growth, eyes fast trains to tourist hotspots

February 12, 2015 8:44 AM

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Thai PM bites bullet on growth, eyes fast trains to tourist hotspots

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand plans to build high-speed railway links connecting Bangkok to tourist destinations south of the Thai capital modeled on Japan's bullet trains, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday.

Prayuth heads a military government that is looking for big ticket schemes to stimulate growth in Thailand, Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, which is still struggling to regain traction following the putsch last May.

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