Thailand and Malaysia strike joint infrastructure agreement

Thailand and Malaysia have struck a joint infrastructure agreement.
Finance & Funding / August 24, 2022 15 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Thailand and Malaysia are agreeing infrastructure works – image courtesy of © Sjankauskas,

Thailand and Malaysia are agreeing to carry out a series of joint infrastructure projects along the 595km-long border area between the two countries. One of the key projects being prioritised will be work on the Border Infrastructure Project. The road links Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, and Sadao, Songkhla. 

Meanwhile, the governments of the two countries are also agreeing plans for the new Thai-Malaysian friendship bridge. This will span the Kolok River in Sungai Kolok District. The design of the bridge has yet to be finalised and it may have either two or three lanes in either direction. The new road and bridge link will measure 11km in total, connecting Tak Bai Junction in Thailand with the Malaysia Highway. Customs facilities will be built at Tambon Koh Sathon.

The new bridge forms part of a wider programme called the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle.