Which infrastructure projects were taken up by the French to enhance their trade in Vietnam?

  • French introduced infrastructure projects to help transport goods for trade, move military garrisons and control the entire region.
  • Construction of a trans-Indo-China rail network that would link the northern and southern parts of Vietnam and China was begun.
  • This final link with Yunan in China was completed by 1910.
  • The second line was also built linking Vietnam to Thailand, via the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.