12 Feb '18, 4am

[Mothership] Thai government: No policy on construction of Kra Canal, nor is it a priority

It could be a major threat to Singapore’s economy or just another pie-in-the-sky idea, but there’s a new twist in the tale of Thailand’s Kra Canal project. On Feb. 11, the Thai government spoke out publicly on the project for the first time in a long while. Advertisement According to Bernama, the Thai government officially does not have a policy on the Kra Canal , nor is it one of their priorities. Said government spokesman Lt. General Sansern Kaewkamnerd: “There are still other ‘problems’ in the area, therefore they (the other problems) must be prioritised.” Sansern added that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had insisted that his government did not view the Kra Canal as a priority. New waterway The Kra Canal is a proposed man-made canal that will link the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea. Pic from Mothership. As you can see from the map above, the Canal would ...

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