The piers for the Luang Prabang railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway. Photo: Bloomberg
Nick Freeman
Opinion

Opinion

Nick Freeman

Can Laos profit from China rail link despite being US$1.5 billion in debt?

  • Part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the high-speed railway will connect Kunming in Yunnan province to Vientiane by 2021, and subsequently to Malaysia and Singapore
  • But Laos must plan well to benefit from the rail link’s operations and not fall into a debt trap
The piers for the Luang Prabang railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway. Photo: Bloomberg
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