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China-Laos Railway station construction continues steady progress

Source: ?China Daily | 2020-12-25

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The main structure of the Boten station, contracted by China Railway Construction Engineering Group, was successfully completed on Dec 22, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

With the final concrete poured, the main structure of the Boten station, contracted by China Railway Construction Engineering Group, was successfully completed on Tuesday. 

Since then, the construction of the station has moved to steel structure grid installation, electromechanical installation and decoration.

The station, located in the border town of Boten in Laos, is the first stop in Laos from China via the China-Laos Railway.

It started construction on Aug 16 with an area of 6,500 square meters.

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A design sketch of the Boten station. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Despite obstacles in design, supplies and transportation, the main structure was completed after four months' construction, achieving an important victory for the full operation of the whole line, according to the group.

Built with the full application of Chinese management and technical standards, the 1,000-plus kilometer railway will run from Kunming, Yunnan's provincial capital, to Vientiane, capital of Laos, at an operating speed of 160 km per hour.

The electrified passenger and cargo railway, which started construction in Dec 2016, is scheduled to be completed and opened to traffic by the end of 2021.

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The main structure of the Boten station, contracted by China Railway Construction Engineering Group, was successfully completed on Dec 22, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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