The Laos – China Railway had operated 116 cargo trains via Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, as of Jan. 3, which transported more than 49,800 tonnes of goods worth about 676 million yuan (106 million U.S. dollars), the Chinese customs said.
According to Kunming Customs, hundreds of varieties of goods have been imported and exported through this railway.
The major import commodities include natural rubber, iron ore and charcoal, while fresh vegetables, daily necessities, and mechanical and electrical products are among the leading export items.
Currently, goods from 12 cities in seven provinces across China have reached Laos by international cargo trains via the China-Laos Railway, and some commodities have been further exported to countries including Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore.
The China-Laos Railway connects China’s Kunming with the Vientiane. It is the first overseas railway jointly constructed and operated by the two countries.
The 1,035-km railway, a landmark project of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, started operation on Dec. 3, 2021.
Source: Lao News Agency