[Explanation] On December 3, Guangzhou's first railway freight train to Vientiane, Laos, officially opened, adding a new channel for economic and trade between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and ASEAN.

At 17:28 on the same day, the Guangzhou (Zengcheng West Station) to Laos (Vientiane) international train departed from Guangzhou Zengcheng West Station and will leave the country via the Mohan-Boding port. It will arrive in Vientiane, Laos in 4 days.

  [Explanation] According to reports, this train carries a total of 72 standard containers. The export goods are mainly mechanical equipment, photovoltaic materials, daily necessities, etc. The cargo weighs 608 tons and the value is about 15 million yuan.

  [Explanation] In recent years, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area's traditional advantageous industrial supply chains, such as clothing, home appliances, light industry, and building materials, have shifted to Southeast Asia, and the demand for cross-border transportation of production materials, semi-finished products, and finished products has gradually increased. .

  [Explanation] According to Wei Jingyu, deputy general manager of Guangdong Yuetong Railway Logistics Co., Ltd., as the first China-Laos international train from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area after the opening of the China-Laos Railway The railway passages in the ASEAN region have further improved the layout of the upstream and downstream logistics industry chains in the two regions.

  [Concurrent] Wei Jingyu, Deputy General Manager of Guangdong Yuetong Railway Logistics Co., Ltd.

  From the directions of China-Europe Express, China-Laos Express, and China-Vietnam Express, we have opened up international channels, which can promote our "wide cargo transportation" and promote the development of logistics in our Guangzhou area.

After the logistics channel is opened up, in this channel, the logistics, the flow of people, the flow of information, and the flow of funds will follow up.

Lutong Caitong, railway pass.

Along the railway, the subsequent development is the space for cooperation and development.

  [Explanation] The opening of the Guangzhou-Laos international train will facilitate the development of cross-border e-commerce and cross-border trade.

Fu Chenxia, ​​a member of the Zengcheng Customs Party Committee, told reporters that in the future, the customs will tailor a tailor-made supervision plan for China-Laos trains to further enhance the level of cross-border trade convenience.

  [Concurrent] Fu Chenxia, ​​Member of the Party Committee of Zengcheng Customs

  In the future, we will tailor the supervision plan for the China-Laos trains, and at the same time strengthen the inter-customs cooperation with border ports and customs such as Mohan, improve the coordination guarantee mechanism, and further enhance the level of cross-border trade facilitation.

  [Explanation] As of December 2nd, a total of 34 international trains have been operated at Zengcheng West Station. The routes include Central Europe, China Russia, Central Asia, and ASEAN.

At present, the operating routes of the trains have been increased to 4 trains per week for China-Europe trains and 1 to 3 trains per week for China-Laos trains, basically realizing the normalization of international trains.

  (Reporting by reporter Junjie He and Minjie Cai from Guangzhou)

Editor in charge: [Liu Xian]