China-Laos railway line opens

A cross-border railway linking China and Laos was opened for service on December 3.

At least 167 tunnels and 301 bridges were built on the railway line between Kunming of China’s Yunnan province and Vientiane of Laos.

Its opening has made it possible to reduce the running time of passenger and freight trains to about 10 hours and transporting expenses by 30 to 40 percent.

The railway is reportedly to make a great contribution to developing the economies of the two countries.