In early April 2021, the Malaysian government announced the re-initiation of the original alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL).
Turkey, Iran and Pakistan agreed to resume the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad and increase connectivity from Eastern Mediterranean Sea to South Asia.
On March 21, 2020, a freight train carrying medical supplies departed from Yiwu, Zhejiang to Spain. It is the first medical train along the new Silk Road.
The “Belt and Road” program aims to increase trade along the ancient Silk Roads. The development of rail transportation between China and Europe is an important objective of the BRI. Trains already link some Chinese provincial capitals to several European