According to the Lao Youth Radio FM 90.0 Mhz report, currently, the construction of the China-Laos railway has completed 91% of the project.
It is reported that the track has been laid from Vientiane Station to Wanrong Station , and the construction of the station building is in full swing and the main project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. After the adjustment of the line, the Vientiane station to Tanaleng station section has also started, and it is planned to open simultaneously with the Boding to Vientiane station section in December 2021 . While rushing to catch the construction period, the Laos-China Railway Company is actively doing epidemic prevention and control and security work to provide guarantee for the smooth progress of railway construction. Railway construction is also faced with issues such as land acquisition in individual sections. With the strong support of the embassy, all engineering units will overcome difficulties and promote project construction with quality and quantity to ensure completion and opening to traffic on schedule.
On August 26, the electrification project undertaken by China Railway Wuhan Electrification Bureau successfully completed the installation of the first batch of wrist arms in the Pengshan Tunnel,
marking that the China-Laos railway electric traction power supply system has fully entered the upper construction stage,
providing a front-line for the subsequent erection of the supporting conductor condition.
Picture source: Lao China Railway Co., Ltd.
Picture source: China Railway Second Bureau, China-Laos Railway Six Standard One Division
According to reports, the current construction of the China-Laos Railway has entered the final stage and will be completed in the near future. It is expected to start operation for the general public on December 2, 2021. There are a total of 33 stations on the China-Laos Railway, but only 21 stations will be opened during the initial period of operation. The initial phase begin with 23 trips a day, but after the completion of all projects, there will be 39 trips a day.
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As for the fare , the
average fare from Vientiane to Boding is approximately 140,000 kip/person (approximately RMB 112/person)
. This is cheaper than car fares and the time on the road is greatly reduced . Passenger transport is mostly during the day, and cargo transport is mostly at night. The specific time schedule will be adjusted according to the actual situation.
Picture: The Oudom stage of the China-Laos Railway at the end of 2019
The entire railway is designed and constructed in accordance with the international first-class standards. The speed of passenger flow is 160-200 kilometers per hour, and the speed of cargo transportation is 120 kilometers per hour.
——On April 10, 2010, the Minister of Railways met with Laos Deputy Prime Minister Soongsavat Lingsavat and his party.
On the morning of April 10, 2010, the Minister of Railways met in Beijing with Somsavath Lengsavath, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and Executive Deputy Prime Minister. The two sides reached a consensus on strengthening railway cooperation between China and Laos , and signed the "Memorandum of Understanding on Railway Cooperation between the Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Lao People's Democratic Republic . "
——The Ministerial Meeting of the Ministry of Railways of China said that the memorandum of understanding to be signed today is a concrete action taken by the Ministry of Railways of China to implement the spirit of important instructions from state leaders and develop friendly and cooperative relations with Laos. Today will be a day worth remembering in the history of exchanges and cooperation between China and Laos. The Ministry of Railways of China will actively promote the construction of China-Laos railways in the spirit of mutual benefit and win-win results and make positive contributions to the development of good-neighborly and friendly relations between China and Laos.
—— Somsavath said that the construction of the Laos-Laos railway is an event of great historical significance. After the signing of the memorandum this time, the whole party and people of Laos will be pleased with it. Laos will work hard to promote Laos-China railway cooperation and exchanges and push bilateral relations to a new level.
——From October 4th to 5th, 2010, at the invitation of Laos Minister of Public Works and Transport Song Ma, the then Minister of Railways led a Chinese railway delegation to Laos for a friendly visit.
During the visit, the Minister of Railways of China called on Lao President and Executive Deputy Prime Minister Song Sawar respectively. Witnessed by Song Sawar, he and Song Ma signed the "Minutes of the Meeting between the Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on Deepening the Implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation . "
-Zhumari said: "The Laos-China railway project is a high degree of consensus between the two parties and the two countries to promote a comprehensive strategic partnership. It marks that the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries has entered a new stage. Despite the complex geological conditions and The project is arduous, but we believe that with the joint efforts of both parties, relying on the technical strength and rich experience of the Chinese railway sector, we will be able to overcome various difficulties and smoothly advance the project."
——The Minister of Railways of China said that the implementation of the China-Laos railway project is of great significance for promoting the economic and social development of Laos and for accelerating the development of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area. The Ministry of Railways of China will actively promote the progress of the project.
—— Song Shava said when meeting with the Ministry of Railways of China: I just led a delegation to visit China and inspected China's high-speed railways. I sincerely admire China's achievements in high-speed railway construction, equipment manufacturing, and operation management. He said that Laos will facilitate the promotion of the Laos-China railway project.
——On December 23, 2010, the Lao National Assembly approved the China-Laos high-speed railway plan, clearing legal obstacles for the implementation of the China-Laos railway project.
The Tenth Session of the Sixth National Assembly of Laos approved a plan to build a high-speed railway from China to Laos.
During this period, Laos and China reached an agreement to establish a joint venture company to build a high-speed railway connecting Kunming, China and Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and will connect to Singapore in the future. The central line of the Trans-Asian Railway, from Kunming to Singapore via Vientiane, will have a total length of 3,900 kilometers.
——In October 2012, the Lao National Assembly held a special meeting to study high-speed rail issues. The Deputy Minister of Communications of Laos: The Lao people are ready to meet the high-speed rail.
Ratanamani Kwannion, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transportation of Laos and Lao leader of the high-speed rail project team, said that the Chinese government’s concepts of affinity, sincerity, benefit and tolerance are aimed at developing mutually beneficial cooperation with neighboring countries. Relations, allowing its own development to benefit neighboring countries, this is a rare opportunity for Laos. We believe that the Lao High Speed Rail will become a model for the Chinese government to implement this concept.
——On April 8, 2014, Li Keqiang attended the 2014 Boao Forum for Asia and initiated negotiations on a railway agreement with the Prime Minister of Laos.
Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council held talks in Sanya City, Hainan Province with Lao Prime Minister Tong Xing who is on an official visit to China. The two sides reached a new consensus on advancing the China-Laos comprehensive strategic partnership, jointly announced the launch of the China-Laos intergovernmental railway agreement negotiations, and strive to sign as soon as possible to promote regional connectivity and common development.
——On September 18, 2015, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lingsavat East Expo made a speech: Laos will change from a "landlocked country" to a "land union country".
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Songsavat Lingsavat spoke in proficient Mandarin at the opening ceremony of the 12th China-ASEAN Expo. In his speech, he mentioned that China and Laos are determined to build the China-Laos railway and made it clear that the China-Laos railway is expected Starting within the year, the project is of great significance to Laos. It will help transform Laos from a "landlocked country" to a "land-linked country". It will become the result of Laos-China friendly cooperation and present the 40th anniversary of the founding of Laos.
"Land-linked Country" ("land-linked Country") is an original vocabulary of the Lao people, which is opposite to "land-locked country". "Lu Lianguo" has been elevated to Laos' national strategy. This intriguing term reflects the precise understanding of Laos, a landlocked country, of its positioning. The Lao people believe that the future is to turn the disadvantages of landlocked countries into advantages in geographical location, so that Laos will become a transit hub connecting neighboring countries, especially a key node for interconnection between China and the ASEAN region.
——In October 2015, the Minister of Industry and Trade of Laos: I dream of taking a train from Laos to China and returning on the same day.
From October 29th to 31st, 2015, the Hainan Expo was held in Guangdong. More than 20 Lao companies participated in the Haiman Expo. The Minister of Industry and Trade of Laos Kaimani Pence said that he dreamed of not only infrastructure, hydropower, minerals, etc. , Cantonese also came to Laos to invest in the construction of tourist attractions; she also dreamed that the transportation between China and Laos would be more convenient, and she would leave Laos to Kunming in the morning and go home to sleep at night.
▲(Lao Minister of Industry and Trade Kaimani Benza, second from left)
In the interview, Kaimani also said: The Lao-China Railway is a project that Laos people are looking forward to. In addition, China launched the first artificial satellite for Laos. These two major projects are a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. . In Chinese, "If you want to be rich, you must first build roads." Laos used to have inconvenient land transportation. Now that the transportation is convenient, it will save transportation costs and enhance Laos' competitiveness. The Laos-China Railway is the link between Laos and the economies of ASEAN countries. The ASEAN Community will be established at the end of this year, and the countries within the Community will have broader prospects for cooperation in terms of transportation.
——On November 13, 2015, the China-Laos railway project officially landed, and the project signing ceremony was held in Beijing.
On November 13, 2015, the signing ceremony of the China-Laos railway project was held in Beijing. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Lao Government Songsavat Lingsavat and the Director of the National Development and Reform Commission of China Xu Shaoshi respectively signed the intergovernmental railway cooperation agreement on behalf of the two governments, marking the official entry of the China-Laos railway project into the implementation stage, and for the follow-up construction and operation of the project China has laid a good foundation for further deepening cooperation in railway infrastructure. The China-Laos railway is expected to be completed and opened to traffic in 2020.
—— On December 2, 2015, Zhang Dejiang and Zhu Mali attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the China-Laos Railway in Vientiane, Laos, and met with Lao party and state leaders.
Zhang Dejiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the China-Laos Railway in Vientiane.
—— Zhumari said that the construction of the Laos-China Railway started on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Laos National Day. This not only deepens the traditional friendship between Laos and China, but also embodies the Laos-China community of shared future.
—— Zhang Dejiang said in his meeting with Tongxing that China is willing to effectively link the “Belt and Road” initiative with the development strategy of Laos and accelerate the construction of China-Laos connectivity.
——Tongxing said that the advancement of the “Belt and Road” initiative will bring tangible benefits to Laos, and Laos is willing to actively participate.
—— Bennan spoke highly of Laos-China relations. He said that under the guidance of the "four good" spirit, Laos-China comprehensive strategic partnership has developed in-depth and bears fruit.
Barney said that the legislatures of the two countries should comprehensively strengthen friendly relations and make new contributions to advancing the construction of the socialist legal system and consolidating the Laos-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
——In 2015, Cao Jian, who was named the “Top Ten Overseas Employees” of China Railway International Group, used his experience to sum up the China-Laos railway project from 2010 to 2015: “How can I get it right”.
The China-Laos railway project was officially launched, and Cao Jian began to participate in the tracking and promotion of the China-Laos railway project. Since then, all his work has been to describe a railway line connecting China and Laos and make it a reality. From the start to the landing, the China-Laos railway project has experienced ups and downs for 6 years, with several changes in the middle. Negotiations on the implementation model lasted for 5 years, and we have successively experienced three different model negotiations including PPP/BOT model, EPC model and joint venture model. In December 2015, the China-Laos Railway held a groundbreaking ceremony, and China Railway has been successful in pursuing dreams for many years.
——On September 8, 2016, Li Keqiang met with the Prime Minister of Laos: to ensure that the China-Laos railway starts within this year.
Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council held talks with Lao Prime Minister Thong Lun at the Prime Minister's Office in Vientiane on the evening of the 8th local time.
Li Keqiang congratulated Laos for successfully hosting a series of leaders' meetings on East Asia cooperation. Li Keqiang said that China and Laos have a high degree of political mutual trust, comprehensive economic cooperation, and extensive integration of people and cultures, which not only benefit the two peoples, but also help maintain regional peace, stability and development. China is willing to work with Laos to take the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to maintain close high-level exchanges, strengthen strategic communication and coordination, solidly advance practical cooperation in various fields, and promote the continuous development of China-Laos comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
——Li Keqiang pointed out that China is willing to further align development strategies with Laos, coordinate to advance China’s 13th Five-Year Plan and Laos’ 8th Five-Year Plan, vigorously promote the “Belt and Road” construction, and earnestly strengthen cooperation in production capacity and investment to ensure China-Laos The railway, a landmark project, will be fully started within this year; continue to build the Mohan-Boding Economic Cooperation Zone and the Vientiane Saiseta Comprehensive Development Zone to give full play to the leading role of large projects in economic and trade cooperation and regional connectivity.
——Tonglun said that Premier Li Keqiang’s visit coincides with the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Laos and China and is of great significance to the development of bilateral relations. China's participation in the construction of old infrastructure has helped train talents and made a positive contribution to the development of the old economy and society. Laos is willing to strengthen coordination, accelerate cooperation in railway projects, and continue to create good conditions for investment and cooperation between the two sides.
——On October 24, 2016, the first batch of 22 Lao railway managers went to the Wuhan high-speed railway training section for railway-related knowledge training.
Tongzhan Komagnon, deputy director of the Training Center of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos, said: "I look forward to the completion of the China-Laos Railway as soon as possible. This training and learning has given us a deep understanding of China's high-speed railway. The Chinese railway employees are warm and friendly. The old friendship is deeper...".
——On December 25, 2016, the groundbreaking ceremony of the China-Laos Railway was held in Luang Prabang, Laos.
——Benzhan Sitaon introduced the Lao-China railway project on behalf of the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Lao-China Railway Steering Committee in his speech and said that the construction of the Lao-China railway is the consensus of the two parties and the governments of the two countries. A concrete manifestation of a comprehensive strategic partnership.
——In his speech, Huang Difu, Chairman of the Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the leaders of the two countries, the governments and peoples of the two countries for their active support of the construction of the China-Laos railway, saying that infrastructure construction is the foundation of social and economic development. The contractor will live up to the trust of the people of the two countries, complete the project construction with high quality, high level and high efficiency, and make the China-Laos railway a historic milestone in the strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Tonglun came to power and knocked the gongs and announced that the Laos-China Railway has officially started construction.
——On January 27, 2017, Lao Prime Minister Thong Lun: I hope I can visit China by high-speed rail in the future.
On the 27th, Ambassador Guan Huabing farewell to Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Political Bureau and Prime Minister Thong Lun Sisuri.
Talking about the Laos-China Railway, Tonglun said that the Lao-China Railway has attracted worldwide attention. When meeting with Thai entrepreneurs not long ago, the Thai side congratulated Laos on the soon to have its own railway. Tonglun pointed out that the China-Laos Railway will not only connect China, Laos, and Thailand, but also further connect other ASEAN countries. It is not only a development opportunity for Laos, but also a development opportunity for ASEAN. Tonglun looks forward to visiting China from Vientiane by high-speed rail in the future.
——In early 2017, before the June rainy season in Laos, the project headquarters of the entire Laos-China Railway project received instructions from the Lao-China Railway Project Company to quickly enter the site.
At the beginning of 2017, before the rainy season in Laos in June, the project headquarters of the entire Laos-China Railway project received instructions from the Lao-China Railway Project Company to quickly enter the site. The mixing plants, camps and tunnels from Mohan to Vientiane have all made progress in different stages.
—— From November 13 to 14, 2017, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Laos.
In the joint statement, China and Laos emphasized to accelerate the promotion of landmark projects such as the China-Laos railway, strengthen overall planning and coordination, solve the problems of project construction, supporting policies, safety guarantees, and follow-up financing, and promote the early completion of the China-Laos railway.
——On December 12, 2017, the No. 2 tunnel of Wangmen Village of China-Laos Railway, which was constructed by the 15th Bureau of Power Construction Hydropower, was successfully completed.
The tunnel became the first through tunnel on the entire line of the China-Laos railway project and the first modern highway and railway traffic tunnel in the history of Laos.
——On the evening of January 10, 2018, Phnom Penh time, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Lao Prime Minister Thong Lun in Phnom Penh.
Tonglun said that Laos is grateful to China for its long-term support and assistance to Laos’ economic and social development and construction. Laos-China cooperation is currently fruitful and the Laos-China railway construction is progressing smoothly.
——On June 14, 2018, the last pier of the Nankone River Bridge in Laos, No. 214, was successfully poured.
This marked the successful completion of the main body project of the longest bridge on the entire China-Laos Railway undertaken by China Railway Second Bureau. The bridge is 7.5 kilometers long, has 230 piers, and the highest pier is 10.5 meters. During the construction of this bridge, from May 28, 2017, the first pile foundation was laid and the last pier was poured. It experienced two long periods of rainstorm season "test". 383 days.
——At 23:46 on July 10, 2018, after 19 hours of continuous operation, the concrete pouring of the No. 21 pier cap of the main pier of the Mekong River Bridge in Luang Prabang, Laos was completed.
It marks the complete completion of the foundation construction of the main bridge, crossing another important project node, and making breakthroughs in construction, laying a solid foundation to ensure that all the main piers are discharged before the flood season this year.
——On July 18, 2018, the Datuanshan Tunnel of the China-Laos International Corridor Yumo Railway was successfully completed.
This is the first tunnel over 2 kilometers across the line. All work is carried out in strict accordance with the construction organization with high quality and efficiency.
——On October 31, 2018, the No. 1 tunnel of China-Laos Railway Nadui constructed by China Railway Fifth Bureau was successfully completed on the morning of the 28th.
This is the first tunnel over a kilometer above the China-Laos Railway. The Nadui Tunnel No. 1 is located in Luang Namtha Province, northern Laos, with a total length of 1158 meters.
——On December 17, 2018, the Minister of Public Works and Transport of Laos, Mr. Benzan proposed to the National Assembly to apply for the drafting of relevant laws and regulations on the China-Laos Railway.
Mr. Benzan also enumerated the meaning, important content, important basis and purpose of the draft in detail at the meeting. The draft includes 14 chapters, 21 sections, and 165 articles, which stipulate various regulations for the management and supervision of trains to promote the smooth operation of the Laos-China Railway. In addition, the draft still needs to be made by members of Congress to enrich the content of the draft and be approved by Congress.
——On January 16, 2019, the Yumo Railway Lixinzhai Fourth Line Extra Large Bridge, which was constructed by China Railway Tunnel Bureau Group, was successfully closed.
This is the first super-long four-lane bridge on the entire line, marking a breakthrough in another key project of the Yumo Railway. The Lixinzhai Fourth Line Extra Large Bridge is located in Yuanjiang County, Yunnan Province, with a total length of 952.8 meters and a total of 24 piers. The two ends of the bridge are respectively connected to the entrance and exit of the Lixin Tunnel and the Crescent Tunnel. Piers 20 to 24 are cast-in-place cantilever beams, with a span of 80 meters, the highest pier 71.9 meters, and the deepest pile foundation 60 meters.
——On March 21, 2019, the Boding Tunnel of the China-Laos Railway, which was constructed by China Railway Fifth Bureau, was successfully completed.
This is the first long and large tunnel to be penetrated on the entire line of the China-Laos Railway. The tunnel was successfully completed seven months ahead of schedule, marking an important phased victory in the construction of the project.
——On the morning of April 5, 2019, the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and General Secretary of the People’s Revolutionary Party Bunyan Volagi led a high-level delegation to inspect the China-Laos Railway and spoke highly of the construction of the China-Laos Railway.
During the inspection, Chairman Bunyang readily wrote an inscription: “The China-Laos railway project is a major cooperation project for the social and economic development of China and Laos, and is a project of the “Belt and Road” initiative.
——On April 13, 2019, Lao National Prime Minister Thong Lun Sisuri and his party visited the Oudomxay section of the China-Laos Railway under construction.
Lao National Prime Minister Thong Lun Sisuri and his party, accompanied by the Governor of Oudomxay Province, Campay, visited the Oudomxay section of the China-Laos Railway under construction and visited Oudomxay Muangxay. At the construction site, and listened to the progress report of the Oudomsey Monsay 1 tunnel.
——On April 15, 2019, the China-Laos Railway Natong No. 2 Tunnel and Nadui No. 2 Tunnel, which were constructed by the China Railway Fifth Bureau, were successfully completed.
The Chinese engineering team pierced two tunnels at the same time on the same day.
——On the afternoon of April 30, 2019, the signing ceremony of the bilateral economic and trade cooperation project between the leaders of China and Laos was held in the press conference hall of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Witnessed by President Xi Jinping and Lao President Bunyan Volagi, the company’s chairman Meng Zhenping and Lao State Power’s General Manager Ben-U have signed the "China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. and Lao State Power’s Regarding Lao-China Railway Power Supply The shareholder agreement of the project .
——On July 15, 2019, Lao National Prime Minister Thong Lun Sisuri led a delegation to inspect Luang Prabang Station.
Prime Minister Tong Lun visited the construction site of Luang Prabang Station, listened to the report, asked about the difficulties faced by the station construction, fully affirmed the speed of the project and the quality and safety management of the project, and felt about the achievements of the Mowan Railway project at this stage. Heartfelt joy and congratulations. He pointed out that whether Luang Prabang Station can be completed on schedule is related to whether the entire railway line can be opened to traffic on time, and its importance is self-evident. In this regard, the local government of Laos will spare no effort to provide support for the construction of the China-Laos railway. It is hoped that the Laos-China company will continue to work hard and make new contributions to make the China-Laos railway a high-quality project that will benefit the people of the two countries.
——On July 28, 2019, the China-Laos Railway made another major breakthrough. With the concrete pouring of the last closing section, the Luang Prabang Mekong Bridge was successfully closed and the entire bridge was completed, which was a full bridge ahead of the planned construction period. Months.
The bridge is the most difficult to construct and the most technical bridge on the entire line. The successful completion of the bridge marks a crucial victory in the decisive civil construction of the China-Laos Railway in 2019, and significant achievements have been made in the construction of the iconic project of the “Belt and Road” and China-Laos friendship.
——On August 6, 2019, the first long bridge in the domestic section of the China-Laos Railway-Ganlanba Bridge was successfully erected.
The bridge is located in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. The entire bridge is about 3.5 kilometers long and has 108 piers. This opening has created favorable conditions for the subsequent construction of bridge ancillary facilities and track laying.
——On August 8, 2019, Lao Prime Minister Thong Lun led a delegation to inspect the construction site of Vang Vieng Station.
Lao Prime Minister Thong Lun led a delegation to inspect the construction site of the China-Laos Railway Project Vang Vieng Station, which was constructed by the China Hydropower Tenth Bureau and the Henan Great Wall Supervisor was in charge of consulting, and highly appreciated the construction results of the project. Supan, Minister of Planning and Investment of Laos, Wilay, Minister of Public Security, Bo Xiankan, Minister of Press, Culture and Tourism, etc. with Li Bingxuan, General Manager of Laos China Railway Co., Ltd., Wu Lin, Commander of Mowan Railway Construction Headquarters, Henan Great Wall Supervision Station Director Si Hongwu accompanied the inspection.
——On September 29, 2019, Ambassador Jiang Zaidong went to the construction site of the China-Laos Railway in Oudomxay Province, northern Laos, to visit and sympathize with the construction workers on the front line and congratulate everyone on the National Day.
Consul General Li Zhigong, Military Attaché Chen Yongjing, Deputy Consul General Wang Luo, Director Hong Jiang of the Political Office, Huang Yande, Chairman of the Lao Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and heads of member units of the Chamber of Commerce attended. Jiang inspected the construction of the Mengsai Railway Station and the Nouwa Mountain Tunnel and had in-depth exchanges with everyone. He said that this morning, General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the awarding ceremony of the National Medal and National Honorary Title, emphasizing the advocacy of heroes and talents. Heroes will be produced, and only by striving to be heroes can heroes emerge in large numbers. The heroes and models once again proved with their actions that greatness comes from ordinaryness, and ordinaryness makes greatness. As long as there is a firm ideal and conviction, unremitting spirit of struggle, and down-to-earth to do every ordinary thing well, all ordinary people can get an extraordinary life, and all ordinary work can create extraordinary achievements. We must earnestly study and understand, thoroughly implement, strive to create extraordinary performance in ordinary positions, and make due efforts to realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
——On November 13, 2019, according to the official news of the China National Railway Group, the domestic section of the China-Laos Railway erected the first catenary pillar in Yanhe Town, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, thus entering the full construction phase of the electrification project.
It is reported that the domestic section of the China-Laos Railway requires 1,103 kilometers of catenaries and 3,463 kilometers of cables. Most of them are precision equipment, and the construction error is calculated in millimeters. During the entire electrification construction phase, there will be more than 5,000 online workers during peak hours to ensure the construction period. It is understood that the railway electrification project involves communication, power supply and other aspects. It is the last key process of railway construction. It is related to the safety of train operation after the completion of the railway and passenger experience of Internet access, communication, and entry and exit. There are many cross interfaces, difficult precision control, and Difficulties such as complex construction organization.
——On December 2, 2019, the first 500-meter long rail of the China-Laos Railway was successfully welded at the rail welding base of China Railway Second Bureau in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
This successful welding has two important implications for the construction of the entire China-Laos railway. First, it marks the official start of production of the rail welding base of the China Railway Second Bureau in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The base covers an area of about 136 acres and undertakes a total of 500m of the China-Laos railway. Long rail factory welding construction tasks. The second is to lay a solid foundation for the track laying stage of the China-Laos railway. The China-Laos railway adopts a seamless line. It is necessary to weld each 25-meter-long standard rail 19 times into a 500-meter long rail. 32,000 welding joints are needed. The success of this welding has a huge impact on the entire China-Laos railway construction.
—— At 8:18 on December 7, 2019, the Nannuan No. 2 tunnel of China-Laos Railway, which was constructed by China Railway Guangzhou Bureau, was successfully completed, and the site was full of joy.
The tunnel is the 47th tunnel through the entire line of the China-Laos Railway, and good news about the construction of the China-Laos Railway tunnel is frequent. At present, the construction of the full-line tunnels of the China-Laos Railway has entered the dry season, and news of tunnel penetration continues to be heard. The China-Laos Railway II will be all members of the team to fight in December to achieve the completion of 4 tunnels and full-line control projects. Node targets of the two working faces of Kecun Tunnel.
——On December 27, 2019, the Sencun No. 2 tunnel, the longest tunnel on the China-Laos railway line, was successfully completed in Luang Prabang Province, Laos, which was 7 months ahead of schedule.
This marks another major breakthrough for the China-Laos Railway in the 2019 civil engineering decisive victory year, laying a solid foundation for the opening of the China-Laos Railway at the end of 2021. So far, the construction of the project will be fully converted from offline civil construction to online track. The Sencun No. 2 Tunnel is 9384 meters in length. It is located in an uninhabited area between Luang Prabang and Vientiane Provinces in Laos. It is located in the primeval forest deep in the mountains. The terrain is steep, the geology is complex, and the groundwater is abundant. The construction and material transportation are extremely difficult. .
Scene of the penetration ceremony of Moricun No. 2 Tunnel
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