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Chinese youths working hard on China-Laos railway

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Added On May 10, 2018

The China-Laos railway construction project is underway and the construction team is working hard in the blistering hot weather of central Laos. 
 
Let's take a look at the progress being made.
 
In the central Laos' scorching sunshine in May, 35-year-old Xu Zhou was busy mapping design and inspecting the process of construction in the sixth section of the China-Laos railway construction project.
 
He is working as a special project manager of the China Railway No. 2 Group (CREC2).
 
Xu Zhou was just awarded as one of the ten "Most outstanding Workers" ahead of this year's International Labor Day, selected nationwide by the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and All-China Federation of Trade Unions.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): XU ZHOU,Project manager of CREC2
"I am quite happy to be awarded as a nationwide Most Outstanding Worker, which is a honor, but also a solid responsibility. Sure, I will carry on the responsibility as a fresh impetus, to do a better job, try to be a model, a professional model." 
Xu Zhou's main job in the railway project is to assure a perfect construction work of the Nam Khone Bridge, the key control project of the China-Laos railway.
Just in one year since he came to Laos in 2017, Xu Zhou and his team have conquered the difficulty of rainy season construction and accomplished many mission impossible.
The CREC2 is in charge of the construction of the sixth section of China-Laos railway project, including the construction of Nam Khone super major bridge.
It is the longest bridge in the China-Laos railway project and the longest under-construction bridge in Laos so far, with a length of some 7,500 meters.
 
The China-Laos railway is being promoted by the leaders of the two countries as a project of interconnectivity. 
 
The railway line has a total length of more than 414 kilometers comprising 60 percent of bridges and tunnels, linking Mohan-Boten border gate in northern Laos and the capital of Vientiane.
 
The operating speed of trains on the route is designed to be 160 km per hour.
 
The railway is expected to be fully operational in December 2021.