China helped build the Hanoi Metro project in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
China helped build the Hanoi Metro project in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam urged to get China-backed railway project on track, avoid ‘missed opportunities’ despite concerns

  • Preliminary planning for the 392km-long (244 miles) Lao Cai-Hanoi–Haiphong standard gauge railway was finished in 2019 having first been mentioned in 2015
  • Once constructed, it will link the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province to one of Vietnam’s busiest seaports as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China helped build the Hanoi Metro project in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
China helped build the Hanoi Metro project in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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