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Laos-China railway construction ‘progressing well’

Construction of the Laos-China railway is gathering steam with many tunnels being bored despite rainfall, officials said yesterday. All three tunnels in Luang Namtha province are being bored with the Boten Tunnel having progressed the furthest at more than 50 metres, project coordinator for Luang ...

Tunnel works underway on Laos-China railway project

Efforts to bore tunnels for the Laos-China railway project have begun, marking a new and intensive stage to construction work underground for the landmark multi-billion dollar project. As of Tuesday, more than 10 metres had been bored for the Boten Tunnel, one of the three tunnels ...

Full steam ahead for start of Laos-China railway

Hundreds of trucks carrying machinery and equipment for construction of the Laos-China railway have entered Laos after being delayed at the border, a senior government official has said. A special lane has now been allocated at China’s Mohan and Laos’ Boten border crossing to facilitate ...

Tunnel boring for Laos-China railway expected in coming weeks

The boring of tunnels for the Laos-China railway is expected to begin in the next few weeks following a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the project in December last year. The tunnel entrances have been earmarked and concreted in preparation for boring, the ...

Workers prepare ground for Laos-China railway

The construction of workers’ camps for the Laos-China railway is under way in Luang Namtha province but there is much to be done before work on the railway itself can begin. There are now 200 or 300 Chinese workers in the camps, but they are ...

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