(KPL) The first multiple unit train (EMU) of the Lao-China Railway is expected to travel through the Laos-China Friendship Tunnel on the Laos-China border and arrive at Vientiane Station in Vientiane on Oct 15.
Named Lanexang after the Lao Lanexang Kingdom – Land of Million Elephants, the train has two floors, seven carriages, and 720 seats with 1st floor equipped with 56 seats and the 2nd floor consisting of 662 seats. The train also has two accessible seats for people with disabilities.
Its design is inspired by the colours on the Lao national flag with red representing blood of Lao revolutionaries, blue symbolizing the abundance of natural resources and white characterizing the unity of the Lao people under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh confirmed early this month that the Laos-China Railway will open as scheduled on Dec. 2. This date marks the 46th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Source: Lao News Agency