The government of Laos has agreed to a new feasibility study by the state-owned Petroleum Trading Company on building an electric rail line to Vietnam, which would link to the Chinese railway from Kunming to the Laotian capital of Vientiane, according to a report in Global Construction Review, which cited the Vietnam News Agency.
The Laos-Vietnam railway project would run 330km south to Thakhek, a border trading town, and a further 140km to the port of Vung Ang in Vietnam, the report said, adding that a study completed in 2017 by the Korea Rail Network Authority and Seoul National University said it would cost $5 billion to build a 555km line on a similar route, but the cost “is likely to have grown”.
Read the full report: Global Construction Review.
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