ASEAN – The future starts here

The South-East Asian Railway

A People, Trade and Business Connector

The USD41 billion in railway construction projects announced across ASEAN’s largest markets over the past six months presents significant opportunities for international corporates.

ASEAN has become China's largest supply chain source over the past decade but vast improvements in its rail transport network are needed to accommodate the expected doubling of Sino-Asean trade between now and 2025.

The solution is coming in the form of the Southeast Asian railway network - one of China's seven main transport routes under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). 

The plan involves building more than 7000 kilometres of rail lines from China's Yunnan province through Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as spin-off lines linking these countries' industrial and commodities zones with major shipping ports.

The South-East Asian railway system is inevitably going to increase the productivity of each country through the more efficient transportation of not only goods but also people.

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