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From land-locked to high speed land-linked...


๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ....


China's first international connecting high speed train track is ready and scheduled for operation next month (December 2021), ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—ป๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฌ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ผ๐˜€. The first train arrived in Vientiane last month.





Shortening the trip from a 20-25 hours car drive to a 8-10 hours train ride, the little over ๐Ÿญ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿณ ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ (a total of 590km) and dozens of bridges. Train speeds are expected at 160km/h. Major train stations are ready for operation and it is scheduled that about 30 stations will be opened along the route in coming years.


๐—” ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ-๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ-๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ. The beautiful Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture bordering Laos will turn from a beautiful hidden end corner of China to a shining border gateway to Laos and SE Asia.






The Kunming-Vientiane Railway is part of the strategic development of the Kunming-Singapore Railway connection, also called ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐—”๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ; various high speed railway tracks linking Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Myanmar with at one end Singapore and the other end Kunming as gateway to the Chinese 38,000km high speed railway network.




The network will be a major backbone for ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ (๐—ฅ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฃ) commencing in less than 2 months.


๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ.


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