Agricultural trade between China and Laos to double through new rail link

The operation of the long-awaited China-Laos railway should be a significant boost to Laos' economy as well as the economy of the entire Lancang-Mekong region, which includes Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand.

Top leaders from China and Laos intend to hold a video conference on Friday and jointly witness the official launch of the railway, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said yesterday.

The 1,035-kilometer China-Laos railway, which started in December 2016, connects Kunming in Southwest China's Yunnan Province and the capital of Laos, Vientiane. According to experts, the railway will serve as an important transportation junction for Laos and boost sectors of the Laotian economy like trade and tourism by facilitating the transport of goods and tourists between the two countries.

Source: globaltimes.cn


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