High speed rail could bankrupt Laos, but it’ll keep China happy

បោះពុម្ពផ្សាយដោយ៖ Open Development Laos

Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, a third of Laos’s population still lives below the extreme poverty line of US$1.25 per day. Most of the extreme poor Laos are ethnic minorities living in rural and upland districts, who depend on local ecological resources for cash income and food.

Expanding transport infrastructure can no doubt be very important for effective poverty reduction, however, this article questions the economic and social benefits of two high-speed rail projects in a country like Laos.

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អ្នកនិពន្ធ (ជាបុគ្គល) Keith Barney
កន្លែងបោះពុម្ភផ្សាយ Melbourne, Australia
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ពាក្យគន្លឹះ high-speed rail
កាលបរិច្ឆេទផ្ទុកឡើង មករា 3, 2018, 11:51 (UTC)
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