Infrastructure

Phongsavanh Group Backs Smart City Development Project in Vientiane Capital

Managing Director of Phongsavanh Bank, Mr. Phaiboun Phongsavanh says that the smart city project’s structures and other facilities will be constructed on 1,500 hectares of land, with Phongsavanh Group contributing to the project’s design and development on 300 hectares.A Smart City has been described as ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

Officials from China and Laos today marked the official launch of the $5.9 billion railway connecting the two nations, officially completing the first link of a long-envisioned rail line connecting southwest China with Singapore. The project will no doubt bring an economic jolt to Vientiane ...

Sebastian Strangio

Start of rail passenger, freight services scheduled for December 3

The inauguration of the Laos-China railway on December 3 will see the start of both passenger and freight transport. All tests of the railway have now been completed and trains are ready to be put into service on Friday. Keep reading  ...

Times Reporters

Laos and Thailand Discuss Land Border Reopening at Infrastructure Meeting

Officials from Laos and Thailand are to set up a working committee to discuss regulations regarding the reopening of land borders. “At the initial stage it would be a one-day trip at the border crossing between Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Vientiane in Laos,” said ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos' historic passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Oct 15

The first passenger train to run on the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to open on Dec 2, is expected to arrive in Vientiane on Friday (Oct 15). Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh confirmed last week that the Laos-China Railway will open on Dec 2 despite ...

Vientiane-Hanoi expressway under study

The Lao and Vietnamese governments are considering the feasibility of building an expressway linking Vientiane to Hanoi, with assistance from the government of Japan. The first route would run through Vientiane-Pakxan-Viengthong-Thanh Thuy-Hanoi over a distance of 725 kilometres, of which 355km would be in Laos. ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vientiane Capital Signs Off On Flood Protection Project and Public Park

The second phase of a flood protection embankment along the Mekong River in Vientiane Capital is to commence next month. The eight-kilometer embankment will commence in Sisattanak District and continue into Hatsayfong District, with a public park to be constructed during the final stage of ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 14 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is 14.42 percent complete.When the bridge is complete in 2023, it will enable Borikhamxay to become another vital trade hub and transit route for Laos, ...

Phomphong Laoin

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park to drive Lao economy

The projects is part of the Lao National Logistics Strategy and Laos Logistics Link, which will help transform Laos from being landlocked to a land-linked country setting to launch its soft opening next month. The developer said the project is expected to directly generate a ...

Advertorial Desk

Trains to arrive next month for trial run of Laos-China railway

The Laos-China railway project will bring in locomotives, electric multiple unit (EMU) trains and other equipment to conduct the first trial run of the railway in October. Officials in charge of the project said the project management committee is drafting a memorandum relating to the ...

Phomphong Laoin

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