The Lao Deputy Prime Minister praises the “Laos-China Railway” as the pride of the country

MGR ONLINE – Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonsay Siphandon hailed the Laos-China railway as a national pride. While attending a meeting to take stock of the operation of the railway line which entered service for the first time on December 3, 2021

Sonsay said the cross-border railway line which is an important Laos-China friendship project It is a strategic project to transform Laos from a landlocked country into a hub connected to the mainland. according to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Lao Deputy Prime Minister also said that the operation of the railway has greatly enhanced Laos’ international strategic position. This makes Laos a major transportation hub in the region. which during the past year The China-Laos Railway runs smoothly. Providing quality services for passenger and cargo transportation It also contributes to the economic and social development of Laos.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Laos said, China is willing to work together with Laos to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the railway. It will help strengthen rail links between China, Laos and Thailand, leading to regional connectivity and greater prosperity.

The chairman of Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture in Vientiane Since the railway opened a year ago, the railway has carried more than 1.26 million passengers, 1.99 million tons of cargo and over 1.57 million tons of cross-border cargo, training local workers and creating more than 100,000 jobs.

China-Laos Railway, 1,035 kilometers long, connecting Kunming Capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province with Vientiane The capital of Laos.

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