On the 16th of October, the first Laos-China Railway passenger train departed from Kunming, headed for Vientiane.
Indonesia to (Partly) Finance Railway Project Overrun Costs
The Indonesian government will partly finance construction of the Jakarta-Bandung railway line, a major BRI project.
Connecting Connectivity Projects
In a recent interview, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas pointed out the lack of coordination among connectivity programmes.
Haifa and the Belt & Road Initiative
In early September, SIPG inaugurated a new port terminal in Haifa, This is as a major outcome of Israel’s participation in the BRI.
No more coal plants in the Belt and Road Initiative
China will no longer build coal plants abroad to help countries along the Belt and Road Initiative to get greener.
European Union Global Gateway
On 15th September 2021, was announced the upcoming launch of the Global Gateway initiative, a possible EU rival to the BRI.
Societal and Environmental challenges caused by the BRI in Cambodia
Several BRI projects have been conducted in Cambodia, but the country still faces majors governance and environment issues.
Ningxia and the China-Arab States Expo
With the 5th China-Arab expo, Ningxia has for ambition to help Chinese companies expand in Middle East region.
Sri Lanka government must strategize plans for Colombo Port City
Colombo Port City, a large scale development project under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an article written by Natasha Fernando.
In the Way of the Road, the Ecological Consequences of Infrastructure, by Prof Griffiths and Prof Hughes
Book Review: Griffiths, R. and A. Hughes (eds.) (2021): In the way of the Road: The Ecological Consequences of Infrastructure Leiden: IIAS.