'No obstacle' to Laos-China rail link
- Published: 11 Apr 2013 at 15.11
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There are "no obstacles" to Laos' planned high-speed rail link from China, the country's transport minister was quoted as saying Thursday, days after the Asian Development Bank called the project "unaffordable" for the developing country.
Journalists gather beside the high speed train of the new 2,298-kilometre line between Beijing and Guangzhou in 2012. (AFP File Photo)
Construction on the seven billion dollar, 421 kilometre, Chinese-Lao railway "would begin shortly after all parties had reached an agreement and all preparations were complete," the Vientiane Times quoted Minister of Public Works and Transport Sommath Pholsena as saying.
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