CHINA China, Laos to promote cooperation on economic corridor, other projects

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China, Laos to promote cooperation on economic corridor, other projects

Xinhua

17:08, February 22, 2019

VIENTIANE, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese high-ranking delegation visited Laos from Monday to Thursday to promote bilateral cooperation on the China-Laos Economic Corridor.

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Ning Jizhe meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane, Laos, on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Ning Jizhe, deputy head of China's National Development and Reform Commission, led the delegation

The visit was aimed at implementing bilateral consensus on building the China-Laos Economic Corridor, steadily pushing forward China-Laos productivity capacity cooperation as well as the construction of the China-Laos railway.

During his visit, Ning called on Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Douangdy, and held meetings with Minister of Planning and Investment Souphanh Keomixay and other officials of the China-Laos Economic Corridor working group members including the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and National Economic Research Institute.

Ning Jizhe also met Minister of Industry and Commerce and Chairperson of Laos-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Committee Khemmani Pholsena and Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport Santisouk Simmalavong.

The Chinese delegation, during the visit, went to the China-Laos railway project construction sites and Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway project headquarters to conduct a field research.

Cover image: The Ban Ladhan Railway bridge, a section of the China-Laos Railway built by the China Railway Group Ltd., stands under construction on the Mekong River in Ban Ladhan, Luang Prabang province, Laos, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (File photo: VCG)

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