THE Thai cabinet will consider a plan on March 19 to borrow Baht 2 trillion ($US 65bn) to fund infrastructure projects during the next seven years, of which 80% will be allocated to rail. If the cabinet approves the plan, a bill will be presented to parliament by the end of March.
CSR Ziyang, China, has won a Rs 10.8bn ($US 110.5m) contract from Pakistan Railways (PR) for 50 diesel-electric locomotives. The first 10 locomotives are due to be delivered by the end of this year while the rest will be shipped to Pakistan by the end of May 2014.
THE president-director of mining company PT Tambang Batu Bara Bukit Asam (PTBA) says he has been informed by the Indonesian government that the legal problems which have delayed construction of the 300km railway since 2005 will be settled this year.