28-12-16: China-Laos Railway Construction Starts

By Anya Palm

A much-discussed railway project linking Laos and China officially started Sunday with a ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The railway is expected to strengthen commerce in between the two countries, especially within the trade and tourism sectors, respectively. According to Lao Minister of Public Works and Transport Bounchanh Sinthavong the project will benefit the overall economic ties in between Laos and China.