Dali-Baoshan section of China-Myanmar railway project opened
International Business News – According to the China National Railway Group , the Dali-Baoshan section of the Dali-Ruili Railway was opened for operation on July 22, which marks an important progress in the construction of the China-Myanmar international railway channel.
The Dali-Baoshan Railway has the potential to become part of the Trans-Asian Railway connecting China and Myanmar, and it is also an important part. The Dali-Baoshan railway of the 14-year-old Dali-Ruili railway has been opened, which will facilitate the flow of goods between Myanmar and China.
It is reported that the construction of the 133-kilometer-long Dali to Baoshan section on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar railway project began in 2008. It is part of the Dali-Ruili highway. From the construction of Baoshan in Yunnan Province, China to Ruili, which borders Myanmar, the construction is divided into sections from Dali to Baoshan and Baoshan to Ruili. Baoshan is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province, China, and is a city bordering the mountains and rivers of Myanmar.
It is understood that the total length of the Dali-Ruili railway is 330 kilometers, with bridges and tunnels accounting for 76.5% of the total. In addition, the Dali-Baoshan road section has a total length of 133 kilometers, including 21 tunnel entrances and 36 bridges. Bridges and tunnels account for 86.5% of the entire road section.
At present, the construction of the Dali-Ruili railway and the Baoshan-Ruili section is being systematically advanced. If the entire line can be opened, the China-Myanmar international railway section will be fully constructed. Therefore, the service industry provided by the Dali-Ruili Railway will be more important for the construction of the “Belt and Road” and the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.
The Chinese embassy in Myanmar said that the combination of road and rail, sea and rail transport will be able to open up new channels for the flow of goods between China and Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries.