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Lao Firm Signs MOU on Laos-Thailand-China Cross Border Rail Transport

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The Lao National Railway State Enterprise (LNR) has authorized the Thai company, Kaocharoen Train Transport Co., Ltd to serve as its representative on a rail freight transport cooperation with the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

The meeting was attended by LNR Director General Daochinda Sihalath, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kaocharoen Train Transport Co., Ltd, Panya Paputsaro, alongside relevant officials from both sides. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Lao-Thailand-China cooperation was signed in Vientiane last week. As per the MoU, LNR will serve as a coordinator and reserve freight trains from SRT for Kaocharoen Train Transport to use on cross-border transportation, KPL reports.

The Kaocharoen Train Transport will follow SRT rules and prepare information and data on goods to be transported from SRT in Bangkok and report it to LNR 15 days in advance.

Laos, China, and Thailand operated their first freight train on 9 February which took 55 hours to reach from Kunming, China to Bangkok, Thailand via Laos.

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