The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Thailand Railway Modernization Reverse Trade Mission to familiarize decision-makers from the State Railway of Thailand and Ministry of Transport with state-of-the-art U.S. railway technologies, best practices, financing mechanisms  and regulatory frameworks and policies and to support railway modernization projects.  

The visit includes meetings and site visits in Washington, DC 

New York, NY, Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL  with U.S. government agencies, regulators, financing organizations,  industry associations, and U.S. rail technology and equipment providers. 


Business Opportunities Include: 

•Locomotives, flat cars and specialized freight cars

•Rail signaling, train planning control systems and safety systems

•Track maintenance and inspection equipment

•Station management

For More Information

To learn more about how your company can participate in this excellent business development opportunity, contact:

 Pamela Peseux, Tuatara Group 


 Tel:  301.335.1725 or 603.313.2713

Opportunities in Thailand's Rail Sector

Business Briefing - June 30, 2022

USTDA is hosting a Business Briefing for U.S. companies on Wednesday, June 30, 2022 at 9:00 AM at Residence Inn Chicago Downtown Loop in Chicago, IL.


Attending U.S. companies will learn about upcoming railway opportunities and have the opportunity to meet with the participating decision-makers. 



Opportunities in Thailand's Rail Sector


As part of the visitUSTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies on June 30, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Attendees will learn about upcoming project opportunities

Agenda  -  June 30, 2022

  8:30      Registration

  9:00      Welcome and Introductions

  915       Overview, Opportunities and Outlook

                Ministry of Transport and State Railway of Thailand 

11:15      Networking Break 

11:30      One-on-One  Meetings  - The delegation will break into small                                groups to meet privately with attending companies.

12:30       Close


Attend the Business Briefing to: 

  • Learn about upcoming project opportunities  

  • Gain market intelligence 

  • Form new business partnerships


Business Briefing:

Opportunities in Thailand's Rail Sector

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown Loop

Chicago, IL 

Wednesday- June 30, 2022   

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Advanced registration is requested.

Registration includes a Business Briefing handbook and an opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with the delegation. 

Register Here

Registration to this event is limited to U.S. Individuals, U.S. firms, or U.S. consultants as defined by USTDA’s Nationality Source and Origin Requirements available on USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov


SRT, Thailand’s state-owned rail operator, maintains more than 2,700 miles of railway tracks. Although Thailand has a relatively comprehensive rail network based on its geography and population density, SRT is restrained by its meter-gauge track, low axle loads and only 216 miles of double-track lines. Thailand seeks to reduce costs and improve efficiency by shifting additional passenger and freight traffic from road to rail.


As part of a new plan to improve its rail infrastructure, SRT is constructing new rail lines, converting existing lines to double track and improving rail connections to neighboring countries. SRT also plans to refurbish and purchase new locomotives and other rolling stock to transport additional freight and passengers, electrify the more heavily used routes in the Bangkok area, improve station design and deploy high-speed rail. 


These improvements and their associated procurements provide opportunities for U.S. suppliers across the rail sector, including suppliers of rolling stock, specialized freight cars, rail signaling, safety and ICT systems, and track monitoring and maintenance equipment.

People Attending Class


Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport

  • Mr. Sorapong Paitoonpong, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Head of delegation)

  • Ms. Pichaya Sritongtim, Plan and Policy Analyst (Professional Level), Strategy and Planning Division

  • Mr. Pentor Maneesri, Transport Technical Officer, International Affairs Division

Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport ​​

  • Mr. Tayakorn Chandrangsu, Acting Director of Safety and Maintenance Standards Division

  • Mr. Ratanon Karnjanapark, Transport Technical Officer, Strategic and Planning Division

  • Mr. Wandanu Vilaipun, Transport Technical Officer, Strategic and Planning Division

Rail Technology Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Transport

  • Miss Piang-or Loahavilaim, Board of Directors of Rail Technology Research and Development Agency

  • Mr. Santi Charoenpornpattana, Director of Rail Technology Research and Development Agency


Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand

  • Mr. Nutt Nakthoranin, Director of Mass Rapid Transit Project Development Department

State Railway of Thailand

  • Mr. Watcharachan Sirisuwannatash, Chief, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department

  • Mr. Paibul Sugirungkul, Cheif, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Department 

  • Ms. Kanokwan Suwankanit, Deputy Director of Freight Service Department (Marketing), Freight Service Department

  • Mr. Athaphon Kawprasert, Superintending Engineer, Construction Center, Special Project and Construction Department 

  • Mr. Chaiya Kotcharat, Chief, Traffic Division, Traffic Operation Department

U.S. Embassy Bangkok

  • Ms. Cheanchom “Ace” Thongjen, Economic Specialist



The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

U.S. Trade & Development Agency 

1101 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 1100

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: +1-703-875-4357



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