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Backgrounder: Kunming-Bangkok Expressway links China and ASEAN countries

01-25-2011 08:52 BJT

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Jointly funded by China, Laos, Thailand and the Asian Development Bank, the Kunming-Bangkok Expressway is the first international motorway from China.

It starts at Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in southwest China, and ends in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Totaling 1 thousand 807 kilometers in length, it traverses China, Laos and Thailand.

It stretches south from Kunming to Xiaomengyang (小勐养)and across the Lao border at Mohan(磨憨), then through the jungle and highlands in Laos before entering Thailand at Chiang Khong. The Kunming-Bangkok expressway has been open to traffic since March 2008. Travel time between the two cities is now just 20 hours.

Jointly funded by China, Laos, Thailand and the Asian Development Bank, the Kunming-Bangkok Expressway is the first international motorway from China.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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