1st over-1000m railway tunnel in Laos completed

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Added On November 2, 2018

A Chinese engineering company has completed the first over-1000-meter tunnel, the longest in Laos, along the China-Laos railway. 
 
The China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group is in charge of the Nateuy No. 1 Tunnel's construction. 
 
The Tunnel is over 1000 meters long, and located in northern Laos bordering China.
 
The construction of the tunnel started in June last year. 
 
The China-Laos railway is being promoted by the leaders of the two countries as a project of interconnectivity. Since the commencement of construction last December, the building of tunnels, bridges, roadbeds and other sections has progressed smoothly.
 
The railway is expected to be fully operational in December 2021 and run at 160 km per hour.