A railway bridge under construction by Chinese engineers across the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. Photo: Xinhua

China’s US$7 billion railway link to Laos is almost half done, on schedule to begin service in 2021

  • Laos is dependent on China to bankroll the US$7 billion project, raising concerns of being caught in a debt trap
  • The Kunming-Vientiane link would eventually connect with a railway line to Bangkok, and southward along the Malay peninsula through to Singapore
Topic |   Laos

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A railway bridge under construction by Chinese engineers across the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. Photo: Xinhua
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