New Houaphan Airport 92% Complete

The construction project of Nong Khang Airport is now 92.34% complete after being temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to financial and environmental problems.An unexpected increase in construction costs has meant the project had to wait for further approvals from the government, while the Covid-19 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Vang Vieng Expressway Contractor Clarifies Delay

The contractor responsible for the Vientiane to Vang Vieng Expressway has confirmed the road will be open for use by 31 December this year.Motorists flocked to Vang Vieng on the occasion of the country’s 45th National Day, a public holiday, expressing disappointment that the highly ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Lao construction industry eyes use of smart technology

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Engineering experts in the fields of construction and architecture learnt more about the smart construction industry during a seminar held on Tuesday on the 4th industrial revolution and digital transformation.The event was organised by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) office ...

Souksamai Boulom

Lao ministry to regulate petrol stations

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The authorities will no longer approve the construction of fuel depots and petrol stations close to communities, key government offices, temples, rivers or television and radio stations, according to a new ministerial decision.Minister of Public Works and Transport, Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong, ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos, China exchange views on construction development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and China are set to boost cooperation and technical assistance in the construction of roads and bridges to facilitate the faster and safer implementation of high quality projects.Representatives of Lao and Chinese construction companies and Lao government officials gathered in ...

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Laos aiming to end use of asbestos by 2020

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is finalising a National Action Plan aiming to eliminate asbestos-related diseases among the population by putting an end to the import and use of the hazardous material across the country by 2020.Laos, like many other countries in the Asean ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lao Ministry vows to improve road construction standards at a reasonable cost

The public works and transport sector has committed itself to improving road construction standards at a reasonable cost during a meeting of officials from across the nation being held in Vientiane.Delivering his opening remarks yesterday at the two-day meeting, the Minister of Public Works and ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Construction materials inspection centre first approved via Chinese cooperation

Laos and China have agreed to build the first-ever construction materials quality inspection and testing centre in Vientiane as part of ongoing cooperation in the sciences and technology sector.The project to build the new facility, official known as the “Quality Inspection and Testing of Construction ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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