Lao National Railway State Enterprise (LNRE) has signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) to improve cross-border railway operations in Laos and Malaysia. 

The agreement will allow for technology transfers between the two agencies in an attempt to  improve the railway industry in both the countries.. KTMB will also expand its freight and passenger services. Additionally, LNRE trains will be able to operate in Malaysia’s rail network while KTMB will be able to operate rail lines on Laos’ rail network.  

Both the operators will be required to  adhere to the international technical standards.