Hanoi, Vietnam – The governments of China and Vietnam have released a statement detailing strengthening cooperation on trade and maritime issues.
Of interest to the rail industry would be Hanoi and Beijing’s joint decision to complete the Hanoi LRT project earlier than scheduled.
The other railway concerning the two countries is a standard-gauge railway linking the port city of Hai Phong and the capital Hanoi with Lao Cai on the Chinese border. That railway is currently at the design stage and is also expected to be expedited.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently in Vietnam for a state visit.