$21.2 Billion Canal Proposed
Thursday, August 26, 1999
Thailand is expected to begin construction soon of the Kra Canal from the Indian Ocean to the Gulf of Thailand which would allow ships to bypass Malaysia and Singapore. While the long discussed project has in the past been tripped up by environmental concerns, it appears there are no remaining objections and support in the Thailand government is strong for the project. It is estimated that the project could be completed in six years.