Boten-Vientiane railway

Boten-Vientiane railway

The 414-km China-Laos Railway runs from Boten, the northern Lao town bordering the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan, to Vientiane, capital of Laos, with an operating speed of 160km/h.

The electrified passenger and cargo railway, on which construction started in December 2016 with the full application of Chinese management and technical standards, is scheduled to be completed and open to traffic in December 2021.

It is a strategic project aligning the Belt and Road Initiative and Laos’ strategy to convert from a landlocked country to a land-linked hub.

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