More than 7,000 Lao workers needed for Laos-China railway construction

Chinese contractors have announced they need to recruit as many as 7,112 Lao workers for construction of the Laos-China railway project, a senior government official has said. The contractors submitted the list of demanded Lao work force to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Head of the ministry’s Employment Promotion Division, Mr Mixay Sengchanthavong said. The ministry has informed its line provincial departments about the labour demand. The departments are required to work with district authorities and labour recruitment agencies to publicise the labour demand information and prepare labour recruitment for construction of the 417 km long line.

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