Railway between Lao PDR and PRC Continues to Increase Capacity

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC) between the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the People's Republic of China (PRC), continues to increase its capacity with the procurement of a new electric multiple unit (EMU) train in September. The added EMU will accommodate the growing number of train passengers and support Visit Laos Year 2024.

Since its opening in December 2021, the railway has transported more than 3 million passengers and exported around 5.4 million tons of goods, which include fruits, potato flour, barley, rubber, beer, iron ore, concentrated iron ore, and chemical fertilizer.

The volume of goods exported this year increased by 138%, compared to the same period last year.


Last Updated: 21 September 2023