Vietnam is planning to invest $527.5 million in building railway links to Cambodia
and Laos as part of a wider plan to construct Trans-Asia railway networks to connect
ASEAN member countries. A 130-kilometer Saigon-Loc Ninh line, designed to eventually
connect to Cambodia, will be constructed by the Vietnam Railway Department, the China
Mechanical Equipment Import Export Corporation and the China Railway Construction
Corporation, local media reported. The railways are expected to promote trade and
transport cooperation between the three countries as well as China.