Cross-border Freight Transport between Lao PDR – PRC Launched
Two trucks were flagged off at the launch of cross-border freight transport between Kunming in Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), on 25 August. The Vientiane-bound truck from PRC carried around 3 million CNY (around $464,000) worth of machinery, equipment, and electronic appliances, while the truck bound for Kunming carried Laotian goods. Both trucks will pass through the Bohan (PRC)-Boten (Lao PDR) border checkpoint. This initiative aims to find out challenges in freight procedures, transport costs, and traffic along this route in preparation for commencement of international freight transport via road and rail between Lao PDR and PRC upon opening of the Lao PDR-PRC Railway on 2 December.