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Railway line between China and Laos about to open

China has completed an important part of an international high-speed train line after six years of construction: The roughly 1,000-kilometer link between Kunming, the capital of China’s province of Yunnan, and Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is scheduled to go into operation on December 2nd. The route will initially transport cargo with Passenger traffic to follow later. “The train will used to transport goods first, not passengers yet, because the number of COVID-19 cases is still high, most of the country is still under strict lockdown, and borders are still closed,” said an official of the Laos Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

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