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From Landlocked to Land-linked: Unlocking the potential of Lao-China railway connectivity

This analytical report is produced by world bank which compiles 5 chapters starting from the broader economic context of the railway sector and evaluating the complementary reforms and investments required to fully leverage the Lao-China Railway. This is followed by an overview of three areas critical to the success of the railway corridor: (i) complementary transport infrastructure, (ii) an efficient logistics industry, and (iii) trade facilitation. The report’s findings are based on quantitative analyses and extensive consultations with public and private stakeholders in Lao PDR, China, and Thailand; key recommendations and best practices are also introduced.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Foreign investors
  • Infrastructure
  • Rail
  • Trade
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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The World Bank Group Lao PDR Country Office, East Asia and Pacific Region Xieng Ngeun Village, Chao Fa Ngum Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Co-author (individual) : Chanin Manopiniwes, Task Team Leader; Mombert Hoppe, Co-Task Team Leader; Sombath Southivong, Co-Task Team Leader; Konesawang Nghardsaysone, Economist; Michele Ruta, Lead Economist; Leonardo Rubiano, Transport Specialist; Philip Sayeg, Transport Consultant; Ruth Banomyong, Logistics Consultant; Clay Kerswell, Trade Facilitation Consultant; Alina Phonvisay, Program Assistant; and Phonthanat Uruhamanon, Research Assistant.
Publication place Washington DC
Publisher The world bank group
Publication date 2020
Pagination 100
General note

The preparation of this report was funded by the World Bank, with support from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support the Second Trade Development Facility (TDF-2), funded by Australia, the European Union, Ireland, Germany, and the United States.

Keywords SEZs,FTA,FDI,The Belt Road Initative,Lao-China railway
Date uploaded August 3, 2021, 04:55 (UTC)
Date modified August 17, 2021, 07:35 (UTC)