Vientiane, December 1st Newsletter: China-Laos Railway has become a stage for employees of both sides to make progress together
Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Jianhua
The China-Laos Railway has become a model of regional connectivity and common development, and a The vivid portrayal of the country’s high-quality joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has become a stage for the employees of the China-Laos Railway to make progress together.
The 23-year-old Vilasai is currently managing the entrance and exit signals at Vientiane Railway Station. He has worked in different positions at two other stations in the previous year. In an interview with reporters recently, he said that he learned a lot from it, “Chinese teachers taught us all the knowledge.” He also learned from the Chinese, “One is hard work, and the other is to treat everyone sincerely, which is very important.”
So far, Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd., a Sino-Laos joint venture company responsible for the operation of the Laos section of the railway, has held four training courses. The company invited railway experts from China to teach locomotive driving, vehicle maintenance, scheduling and other knowledge, and trained more than 1,000 Lao students. Among them, more than 700 Lao trainees have participated in the operation and maintenance of the China-Laos Railway, becoming the first generation of Lao railway technical talents.
The progress and feelings of the Velasais continue to attract young talents from Laos to participate in the construction of the China-Laos Railway. Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. actively employs local employees according to the actual needs of railway transportation management, adhering to the concept of benefiting the people’s livelihood. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 3,500 Laotian employees in the fields of cargo handling, logistics, security, and cleaning on the China-Laos Railway; coupled with the development of logistics, urban transportation, commerce, tourism and other industries, the China-Laos Railway has indirectly increased the number of Laos. There are more than 100,000 jobs.
Hassani, a 24-year-old Laotian girl, is a college classmate of Velasai and is currently working as an intern at the passenger transport position at the China-Laos Railway Station. “I’m trying to be an employee here. I don’t have train knowledge before, it’s a new start and I’m excited.”
Hasani is satisfied with his Choose, “Work and study are very good, the teacher is very patient, although we don’t understand each other’s language, I don’t think this is an obstacle.”
The Chinese employees, also known as “Chinese teachers” by the Lao employees, have also grown together with the Lao employees in the past year. On the eve of the opening of the China-Laos Railway, China National Railway Group actively connected with the railway department of the Lao government and dispatched 540 outstanding talents covering various systems of railway management to guide and assist Laos in carrying out railway operation.
33-year-old Wang Shu has not returned home since she was transferred from Kunming to Vientiane in September 2021, but she is very satisfied with her progress over the past year. “We also grew up along with the China-Laos Railway. We took care of many positions here, and everyone grew up very fast. I learned a lot from all-round training. I used to be a conductor in China, and I have worked as a passenger transporter here. The attendants and train conductors are gone.”
“My job is mainly to guide the Lao trainees in passenger transport. Their professional ability has improved greatly, and most of them can now Independent post. There are already some old students who can teach new students.” Wang Shu was particularly pleased when talking about the progress of Lao students and colleagues.
She said that in the first railway staff skill competition of the Laos section of the China-Laos Railway held at the end of November this year, Chinese and Lao employees competed together, “Everyone performed very well, Vientiane In the station passenger transport business competition, the Laotian passenger transport duty officer won the first place.”
Wang Shu said that the first place is Pan Sai, a 28-year-old Laotian girl, a passenger on duty and professional manager at Vientiane Railway Station.
“I studied law and international relations in Laos before, and then went to China to study business administration for three years. After graduation, I came to work here.” Pan Sai has a high degree of education and employment opportunities Not a lot, but she “likes work related to railway services, so she decided to work for Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. and grow together with Laos-China relations.”
The China-Laos Railway will be opened for operation on December 3, 2021. It is a docking project between the “Belt and Road” initiative and Laos’ strategy of “changing a land-locked country into a land-linked country”. After the “One Road” initiative was put forward, it is the first international railway that is mainly invested and constructed by China, adopts Chinese technical standards, uses Chinese equipment and directly connects with the Chinese railway network.