On May 11, the country's first "South Asia international freight train" departed from LAN. Ten days later, the train, full of "Made in China", will arrive in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal through rail and road transportation. This marks another important step for Lanzhou to open to the west and south in the construction of "One Belt and One Road" after the launch of "Lanzhou" freight train to Central Asia and Europe.
Over the past two years, countries along the Belt and Road have responded to the initiative. Last year, China with more than 30 countries "area" memorandum of understanding signed project, and some of the main skeleton "area" has already begun to build, such as corridor, the Russian economy, China - Indochina economic corridor, the new asia-europe continental bridge economic corridor, corridor of China, central Asia, west Asia, China and Pakistan economic corridor, such as China and India and myanmar economy corridor meng, Some have had promising results. Taking China and Europe as an example, in the past, freight transportation between China and Europe was mainly by air, sea and road. Air and road transportation costs are high, while sea transportation takes a long time. With its characteristics of short distance, fast speed and high safety, as well as the advantages of safe, fast, green and less affected by the natural environment, China-Europe freight trains have become the backbone way of land transportation in international logistics.
The prospect of international freight is very broad, with high cost performance. As we all know, in the past, our logistics trade to South Asia and Southeast Asia was mainly completed by sea. The special railway freight train opened up the way of land transportation, which will give full play to the advantages of railway transportation. As you can imagine, in the future by the railway drive economic trade between countries and cities, goods, mobility, cultural exchanges and technical support, will be strengthened among countries "urban" effect, "One Belt And One Road" development pattern will also set up in the help, mutual assistance, mutual into the world of common development cooperation system. With the complementarity of science and technology and mutual assistance of resources, the railway will also take a step in the development, and finally pave a world railway transportation route map.
Now "One Belt and One Road" has become a trend. The opening of each international railway line will bring a new round of development opportunities to the countries and regions along the route. All industries should embrace this new era with new development ideas and join hands to create win-win results. With the cooperation with South Asia Railway, our railway is constantly "upgrading" and speeding up. We believe that "South Asia International freight train" will become the "star product" of international freight in the "Belt and Road" grand strategy, and will also drive the common economic development and benefit the people.