China-Laos railway project set to be complete by late 2021
By Wu Chengliang, Liu Ning (People’s Daily Online) 17:48, November 20, 2017
Construction of the China-Laos railway, one of the key cooperation projects between the two
sides, is underway and the line will go into operation by the end of December 2021.
The 414-kilometer railway will link Boten, the northern Lao town bordering southwest China’s
Yunnan Province, and Vientiane, capital of Laos.
According to plan, the China-Laos railway will be extended in the south to link Bangkok, capital of Thailand.
And it will connect to Chinese railway network.
It is also part of the Trans-Asian Railway, a project designed as an integrated railway network across Europe and Asia.
The project will play an exemplary role in the Belt and Road Initiative and will showcase the
enhanced connectivity among China and Southeast Asian countries.