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Thailand plans to spend $60bn on new railway lines

30 August 2013 Last updated at 02:03 BST

In the latest in our series on Thailand's populist, big-spending programmes - known as Thaksinomics - we look at the governments massive infrastructure spending plan.

Thailand is looking to build new metro and high-speed railway lines to connect up the country's burgeoning urban population.

The government is planning to spend an unprecedented $60bn on improving the transport infrastructure.

But it has raised concerns about where, in the rush, all the money might end up. The BBC's Jonathan Head reports.

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