High-speed Rail Project Will Force Thousands of Lao Families to Relocate

More than 4,400 Lao families are being forced to relocate to make way for the U.S. $6 billion Lao-Chinese high-speed railway whose construction began nearly a year ago as part of a longer rail project that will link China to mainland Southeast Asia, a public works ministry official said.

[…] “The majority of those recruited are Lao workers who reside near the project, and they are digging tunnels and building a bridge across the Mekong River,” Rattanamany said.

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Roseanne Gerin