Southern Transport Corridor set to expand its reach

A freight train transporting containers laden with goods from the UK en route to Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang.
A freight train transporting containers laden with goods from the UK en route to Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang.PHOTO: AFP

A senior official from southern Guangxi says the Chinese autonomous region plans to expand cooperation under the Southern Transport Corridor rail network to include more Chinese provinces as well as other Asean countries.

The Southern Transport Corridor will link south-western Chongqing and Guangxi, providing a shorter and more direct trade route between western China and South-east Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Southern Transport Corridor set to expand its reach'. Print Edition | Subscribe