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Laos-China railways ready to roll

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Construction of a US$7 billion (270 billion baht) railway linking Vientiane to the Laos-China border will start next year and is scheduled for completion in 2018, state media reported on Friday. 

Deputy Public Works and Transport Minister Lattanamany Khounnyvong said Laos and China were ``ironing out the details of the loan agreement with the EXIM Bank of China, to cover the cost of construction,'' said the Vientiane Times.

Laos will soon choose a Chinese contractor to build the rail link.

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