BANGKOK, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global construction and mining equipment manufacturer XCMG joined the official launching ceremony of the China-Thailand railway project that was held at Chiang Rak Noi Station in central Thailand's Ayutthaya province on December 19.
The high-speed railroad project spanning 845 kilometers through 10 provinces in Thailand will allow trains to operate at top speeds of 180 kilometers per hour with potential upgrade possibility to 250 kilometers per hour. The four sections of railroad construction are planned to be completed and put into operation by year 2020.
Liu Jiansen, assistant president of XCMG and general manager of XCMG Import and Export Co., Ltd, attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
"As one of the top 5 construction machinery manufacturers and equipment solution suppliers in the world, XCMG will be providing the best quality machinery and equipment to assist the construction of China-Thailand railway project," he said, "our most comprehensive production line possess complete sets of machineries and equipment for railroad and bridge construction."
Liu remarked that the initial idea behind participating in the China-Thailand railway project is to help improve the infrastructure level of Thailand as well as people's living standards in this nation. Committed to boosting quality of life, XCMG has also been assisting infrastructure projects around the world.
Early in 2015, XCMG has exported machineries including pavers to assist the construction of the National Highway 6 in Cambodia. In 2011, 6,025 units of XCMG products including concrete pump trucks, dump trucks, loaders and rollers launched operations for the "Venezuela Housing Project" in Caracas, Venezuela.
XCMG also sustains the largest share of the African market with major orders such as supplying complete sets of equipment to the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, machinery to Ethiopia as well as 100m aerial platform fire trucks to Angola.
"Our products and service are essential for developing countries to complete their infrastructure construction, which can stimulate the economic development as well as bringing new job opportunities," Liu said. "In the future, XCMG will continue to support such projects around the world to provide more convenient transportation as well as better living conditions with state-of-the-art equipment."