Vientiane–Boten Railway (Construction)

China-Laos Railway Project

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Under Construction

Total Reported Cost

5.8 billion USD

Initiatives

Start Date

Nov. 13 2015

Start of Construction

Dec. 25 2016

Planned Completion Date

2021

Implementers

Operators

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None USD
None USD
None USD

Description

A part of the Kunming - Singapore Railway, this standard gauge (1435mm), 420-km railway goes from Boten, Luang Namtha Province at the China-Laos border to Vientiane and then Nong Khai Thai-Laos border crossing. It represents a major development to Laos' railway system. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was initially signed in 2010, between Laos and China, with construction starting in 2016. China Railway Group Limited (CRG), through its subsidiaries, is constructing sections I, II, III, and VI, of the rail line.