VIENTIANE, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- With Muangxay Station starting freight service, all the seven freight stations along the Lao section of the China-Laos Railway have been put into operation.
The progress is laying a solid foundation to increase next year's freight volume of the railway, which was officially opened in December, 2021.
According to the Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture based in Lao capital Vientiane responsible for the operation of the railway's Lao section, the freight management and operation personnel were in place, and loading and unloading equipment, weighing instruments, refueling facilities and other operations were ready for the freight business in Muangxay Station.
The newly-opened station mainly handles container business, and in the early stage of operation, it will deliver agricultural products and ores, LCRC told Xinhua on Wednesday.
As of October 31, 2022, the Lao section of the China-Laos Railway has shipped a total of over 1.7 million tons of goods, with an average monthly growth rate of 17.09 percent. ■