The Government of Thailand has invited Chinese investment for key infrastructure projects in the country including the Motorway-Rail Map (MR Map) project and Southern Land Bridge scheme. The MR Map is a government initiative which covers the construction of major roads and rail lines along strategic locations in Thailand. The Southern Land Bridge project will develop freight transportation capacity between the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.

These two government initiatives are expected to improve connectivity between Thailand and its neighbouring countries as well as develop new economic, trade, and investment potential.