China News Agency, Kunming, December 3 (Reporter Miao Chao) The 1,000-kilometer-long China-Laos Railway was officially opened on the 3rd, attracting the attention of Lao youth groups.

On the same day, the reporter interviewed a number of Laos "post-90s" youths through online video. They hoped that the China-Laos Railway would create more job opportunities for Laos.

  The China-Laos Railway starts from Kunming, China in the north, and reaches Vientiane, Laos, in the south. It is composed of the China section and the Laos section.

After this railway is opened to traffic, direct transportation from Kunming to Vientiane will be realized on the same day.

  "I hope to return to Laos after graduation and find a job in transportation management on the China-Laos Railway." Sengsouvanna Xokxay, who is in her early 20s, lives in Vientiane, Laos and is an international student at the Kunming Railway Vocational and Technical College in China.

Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, he can only learn railway transportation knowledge from Chinese teachers through online classes.

"After the opening of the China-Laos Railway, thousands of railway-related jobs will be created. Many Lao young people hope to learn railway expertise in China and eventually find a job with a decent income on the railway."

  Su Taoyun, born in Phongsaly Province, Laos in 1990, is an entrepreneur and currently operates a mineral business in Vientiane.

He told reporters that the opening of the China-Laos railway will "greatly reduce logistics costs and expand the market, which will allow my company to expand its operations and create more jobs."

  Souliya Keovilai is a translator who is proficient in Chinese and was born in Phongsaly Province, Laos in 1994.

He believes that the opening of the China-Laos railway will attract more Chinese companies to invest in Laos and promote the development of tourism in Laos. This will undoubtedly provide Lao people who understand Chinese with more and better translation jobs and wealth opportunities.

"The people in Laos are looking forward to the early opening of the China-Laos railway, which can reduce logistics costs and bring about a drop in price levels."

  Bouachine Chitpany, the 30-year-old head of the Student Affairs Section of the Confucius Institute at Suphanu Fong University in Laos, believes that the China-Laos Railway can create more high-quality jobs. Coupled with lower prices, the standard of living of the Lao people will continue to improve.

  Phoudthavong Viengxay, also 30, is an internet celebrity from Pocho Province, Laos.

He told reporters that the China-Laos Railway is a well-known “Internet celebrity project” in Laos. Not only residents along the line, but the whole country is paying attention to the construction of this railway, and many video bloggers will regularly film and report on China and Laos. The progress of the railway, once the video is pushed, it will receive great attention.

"As the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Laos has only had a 3.5-kilometer-long railway for a long time. We thank China for helping Laos build the China-Laos railway. This railway will drive Laos' economic development and create more employment opportunities for young people." over)