Infrastructure

Laos, Thailand Meet to Discuss Railway Project Connecting Vientiane and Nong Khai

The Minister of Public Works and Transport of Laos, Mr. Viengsavath Siphandone, met with Thailand’s Minister of Transport, Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, and his team last week to discuss the project’s development. This was after Thailand’s Department of Rail Transport provided an update on the progress ...

Phontham Visapra

Laos, Thailand and China to Construct New Railway Bridge for Freight

Thai PBS reports that Laos, Thailand, and China are thinking about building a new railway bridge, running parallel to the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, to assist in the cross-border transport of containers. The construction will start 30 meters from the first Lao-Thai Friendship bridge and have ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Laos Rethinks Savannakhet to Lao Bao Railway Project

The Lao government has consented to a feasibility study for the construction of a 220 km railway route from Savannakhet province to Lao Bao, which is situated in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, near the Lao border.  Jiangsu Hengtong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. has been asked to carry out a ...

Amrita Paul

Nam Ngum 1 Dam Begins Operating New Extension

The existing dam has been extended to the side, and a new power plant extension with an installed capacity of 40 megawatts was constructed. The electrical and mechanical equipment now has a total installed capacity of 275 megawatts.The ceremony beginning the operation of the new ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Tri-Country Freight Train to Run through Malaysia, Thailand and Laos

The new tri-country freight train, or ASEAN express, between Malaysia, Thailand and Laos will begin operating in October of this year. The railway in Malaysia will also have connections to provinces in China, including Kunming, Chengdu and also to Chongqing via Tanaleng station, Vientiane Capital. ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Sithandone SEZ Unveils New Development Projects

The project plans were finalized on 25 July after 45 days of discussion by the government and contractors. The Mekong Intercontinental hotel, one of the projects, is projected to be the highest hotel Laos. The other project involves the construction of a large warehouse. Construction ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Khamsavath Station in Vientiane Capital Ready to Operate Soon

The new railway station is part of an extension of the cross-border Laos-Thailand Railway connecting Thailand’s Nong Khai with Thanaleng Station in Vientiane Capital. The new station at Khamsavath will allow passengers from Thailand to travel by train to inner Vientiane. The project is being ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

The transformation of Laos from land-locked to land-linked

As the only landlocked country in South East Asia, Laos depends on neighbouring countries’ infrastructure to import and transport its goods. As a result, the success or failure of Laos depends on the efficiency of these countries’ infrastructure networks. Laos’ international logistics system largely depends ...

Souksakhone Phengsavath

Nam Ngum 4 Hydropower Project 90% Complete

KPL reports that Xieng Khouang, Vice Governor, Mr. Bouangneun Houmayaphom, made an inspection visit of the hydropower installation in early May.During his trip, Governor Bouanguen visited two affected districts to ensure local people have a sound understanding of political theory, government policy and law.On this ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 30 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is now 32 percent complete. The project consists of two components: the first concerns the construction of the bridge across the Mekong River and the ...

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