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March 12 marks 100th day of Laos-China Railway’s launch

March 12 marks the 100th day of the launch of the Laos-China Railway with over 1.2 million tons of freight, including 200,000 tons of transit goods, transported by the railway.

Thirteen provinces and cities in China have operated over 360 international freight trains exporting goods to Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangladesh.

In the meantime, over 1.8 million people have been transported by the Laos-China Railway.

“After the launch of the Laos-China Railway, the cost of transport between Vientiane and Kunming of China will be reduced by 40% to 50%. Meanwhile, the cost of transport in Laos will be reduced by 20% to 40%,” said Li Hong Qing, Deputy Director, Kunming East Railway Station, China Railway Kunming Group.

With the effectiveness of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – RCEP (1 January 2022), goods and passengers transported by the rail will rise constantly, according to Li Hong Qing.

Source: Lao News Agency