Laos, China, Thailand Operate First Round-Trip Freight Train

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The first China-Laos-Thailand freight train departed from Kunming on Tuesday carrying nineΒ cold-chain containers packed with about 280 tonnes of fresh vegetables for export to Laos and Thailand.

Xinhua News
AgencyΒ reports (https://english.news.cn/20230208/85431b0cccf54e21976bd8bd6acfc5bf/c.html)Β that within fifty-five hours, the freight train will arrive in Bangkok after passing through Laos where it would make a quick stop for reloading more goods.

The train will stop at Vientiane Southern station before continuing to Bangkok on the Thai meter-gauge railway which reduces the travel time by one day and also decreases transportation costs by 20%.

While returning from Thailand, the train will carry seasonal fruits of longans and durian to China.

So far, cross-border transportation on Laos-China Railway has covered Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and some other nations connected through China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with more than 1,200 varieties of goods being transported and a freight volume of over 2.5 million tons.

(https://www.movavi.com/learning-portal/free-video-editing-software-no-watermark.html/)Source: Laotian Times

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