New Chiang Khong Bypass + the Northern High Speed Train

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Finally they've started work (several months ago) on the new Chiang Khong bypass to the west of town.
This bypass will greatly reduce the volume of trucks using Chiang Khong city with a link up to the bridge & no need for vehicles coming from the North to drive through town.

At the northern end it starts here
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At the southern end it links up near here
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And should link up with the bridge road.

The estimated construction period is 3 years.
The project is long over due & will be convenient for the high speed train project.

The high speed train to Chiang Khong

Some interesting info on the high speed train

Three contractors for Denchai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong are:

Contract 1 : Denchai - Ngao including the new station building for Denchai and Ngao station (103 km with the mean price of 26,599.16 million Baht) - Italian Thai Development PCL (ITD) and Naowarat Phatthanakarn PCL (NWR) won the bidding at 26,568 million Baht.

Contract 2: Ngao - Chiang Rai without either Ngao station or Chiang Rai station (132 km with the mean price of 26,913.78 million Baht) - Ch. Karnchang PCL (CK) - Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) won the bidding at 26,900 million Baht.

Contract 3: Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong including Chiang Rai station (87 km with the mean price of 19,406.31 million Baht) - Ch. Karnchang PCL (CK) - Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) won the bidding at 19,390 million Baht.

CK -STECON got 2 contracts for Denchai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong Railway project to be done in 2027 including:
Contract 2: Ngao - Chiang Rai (excluding Ngao station and Chiang Rai station) with Ch. Karnchang PCL, Sino Thai Engineering and Construction PCL and Buriram Phanasin Co. Ltd. 132 km with 4 stations 8 halts, 1 railway tunnel and installation of signal and telecommunication with the price tag of 26,890 million Baht
Contract 3: Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong (including Chiang Rai station) with Ch. Karnchang PCL, Sino Thai Engineering and Construction PCL and Chiang Mai Construction Co. Ltd. 87 km with 3 stations 3 halts, 1 railway tunnel and installation of signal and telecommunication with the price tag of 19,385 million Bah

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Some links with train info



As much info as you can get in Thai
 
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The detail in this map link above is incredible.

You can clearly see the overpass roads on the railway line.
Below is the planned one for Chiang Khong city

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Zoom in & follow the rail line south to Den Chai & you can see all the overpasses in yellow & the tunnels in orange.

This is the tunnel (orange) & overpass on R1098
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The Phayao overpass at Mae Tam
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The biggest tunnel would appear to be south of Ngao, off R103.
There are two of them
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The Phayao overpass at Mae Tam with the train line cutting through the expanse of fields sure is going to spoil the view. Such is progress. Hard to argue against rail given the environmental advantage over road haulage.

I hope that in areas close to the nature reserves such as the mountains where the 1098 crosses, tunnels will be included so animals can move from one side of the track to the other. Otherwise the track will form an ecological barrier which reduces species diversity.
 
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Finally they've started work (several months ago) on the new Chiang Khong bypass to the west of town.
This bypass will greatly reduce the volume of trucks using Chiang Khong city with a link up to the bridge & no need for vehicles coming from the North to drive through town.

At the northern end it starts here
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At the southern end it links up near here
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And should link up with the bridge road.

The estimated construction period is 3 years.
The project is long over due & will be convenient for the high speed train project.

The high speed train to Chiang Khong

Some interesting info on the high speed train

Three contractors for Denchai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong are:

Contract 1 : Denchai - Ngao including the new station building for Denchai and Ngao station (103 km with the mean price of 26,599.16 million Baht) - Italian Thai Development PCL (ITD) and Naowarat Phatthanakarn PCL (NWR) won the bidding at 26,568 million Baht.

Contract 2: Ngao - Chiang Rai without either Ngao station or Chiang Rai station (132 km with the mean price of 26,913.78 million Baht) - Ch. Karnchang PCL (CK) - Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) won the bidding at 26,900 million Baht.

Contract 3: Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong including Chiang Rai station (87 km with the mean price of 19,406.31 million Baht) - Ch. Karnchang PCL (CK) - Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction PCL (STECON) won the bidding at 19,390 million Baht.

CK -STECON got 2 contracts for Denchai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong Railway project to be done in 2027 including:
Contract 2: Ngao - Chiang Rai (excluding Ngao station and Chiang Rai station) with Ch. Karnchang PCL, Sino Thai Engineering and Construction PCL and Buriram Phanasin Co. Ltd. 132 km with 4 stations 8 halts, 1 railway tunnel and installation of signal and telecommunication with the price tag of 26,890 million Baht
Contract 3: Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong (including Chiang Rai station) with Ch. Karnchang PCL, Sino Thai Engineering and Construction PCL and Chiang Mai Construction Co. Ltd. 87 km with 3 stations 3 halts, 1 railway tunnel and installation of signal and telecommunication with the price tag of 19,385 million Bah

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Some links with train info



As much info as you can get in Thai
Who would of Guessed Buriram and Chiang Mai Construction won the Contracts 2 & 3! Incredible! Keep that family Machine Rolling in the Money!
 

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@ Ian Bungy, who would have guessed too that that gentleman who runs Sino-Thai gets contracts, despite his construction of the new parliament house being 10 years behind schedule. Amazing Thailand.
 
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Off to Chiang Rai to check out the Clumsy Strangers, playing at Steve's Hangover Bar, R1098 beckoned to see if I could check out the tunnel building process near Doi Luang

The south side of the tunnel on R1098
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Location about here: LA OLA CHIANG RAI · 528/8-9 13 14 Thanon Baanpa Pragarn Road, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

The North side
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Location about here: LA OLA CHIANG RAI · 528/8-9 13 14 Thanon Baanpa Pragarn Road, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Just along from here they will be build a large overpass for R1098 to pass over the railway line as it comes out of the tunnel.
 
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