VOV.VN - The southern province of Dong Nai on March 16 received the first freight train running from Shandong (China) to Trang Bom district of Dong Nai.
The Qilu Europe – Asia freight train was run by China Railway Express of Shandong that operates a rail transport route from Qingdao City (China) to Vietnam.
Addressing the ceremony at Trang Bom station, Wei Huaxiang, China’s consul general in Ho Chi Minh City, noted the launching of freight trains connecting Shandong (China) and Dong Nai (Vietnam) is expected to bring about trade and investment opportunities between Vietnam and China.
“We do expect the parties will make an efficient use of the Qilu train to create a higher value and support cooperation and development of the two countries,” said Wei.
Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Hoang, deputy head of the Dong Nai provincial administration, highly appreciated the launching of the Shandong – Trang Bom rail route and hoped Dong Nai would receive more Qilu trains in future.
This will serve to promote economic cooperation and friendship between Dong Nai and Chinese localities, she said.
It is expected that by 2025 when Long Thanh international airport, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, is scheduled to be put into operation, Dong Nai will have all five modes of transportation by road, air, rail, inland waterway and international maritime, helping to promote strong economic development in the locality.
Dong Nai has developed a project to build a transshipment warehouse covering more than 614ha in Trang Bom district, which will be turned into the transshipment warehouse of Southeast Asia.