09 Aug '17, 8pm

Thais called to support S$38.2 billion Kra Canal construction that will bypass S’pore ports https://t.co/HQhKrOXxtD

Thais called to support S$38.2 billion Kra Canal construction that will bypass S’pore ports https://t.co/HQhKrOXxtD

According to Nikkei Asian Review , a faction of ex-military generals in Thailand are pushing for the construction of the Kra Canal . And the plan is being championed aggressively under the auspices of these government-linked men with access to the corridors of power, along super ambitious budgets and deadlines. Advertisement How are they going about doing it? The recent Aug. 7, 2017, Nikkei Asian Review report said a group of retired generals has formed an organisation called the Thai Canal Association for Study and Development. In 2016, the group worked alongside researchers from Beijing’s Peking University and a relatively unknown Chinese company to survey the proposed route. Their plan is to lobby the military government of the day to okay a feasibility study. The most optimistic of projections estimates that the Kra Canal can be completed and be operational in a mere f...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/08/thais-called-to-support-s38-...

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