Tunnel No. 1 in Kacun, China-Laos Railway opened 107 days ahead of schedule
Xinhua News Agency, Luang Prabang, Laos, 8 Nov (Reporter Zhang Jianhua du Dapeng)-- Tunnel No. 1 of the China-Laos Railway, which was constructed by the eighth China Railway Bureau, was opened on the 8th, 107 days ahead of schedule.
Tunnels No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 of Kacun have been connected before. After the opening of Tunnel No. 1 in Ka Tsuen, the tunnel group named after "Ka Tsuen" on the China-Laos Railway has been fully connected so far.
Kacun No. 1 Tunnel on the China-Laos Railway, with a total length of 4585 meters, is located on the peninsula on the other side of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, an ancient city of Laos. The peninsula is a tropical uninhabited or minority area. The China-Laos Railway has no roads in the area passing through the peninsula, and the living and production conditions are difficult.
Kacun No. 1 tunnel belongs to the second-class risk tunnel, which is a high-risk, heavy and difficult control project of the whole railway line between China and Laos. The construction team of China Railway eighth Bureau overcame the complex and changeable geological conditions and adverse climate and environment, and completed the project with quality and quantity.
The China-Laos Railway is a strategic docking project initiated by China's "Belt and Road Initiative" and Laos to "change the land-locked country into a land-linked country." from the Laos-China border port Moding in the north to Vientiane, the capital of Laos in the south, the total length of the railway is 414km, including a total of 198km of 76 tunnels. The railway is an electrified mixed passenger and freight railway, all using Chinese management standards and technical standards, designed at a speed of 160 km / h. The project was fully started in December 2016 and is scheduled to be completed and opened to traffic in December 2021.