Lao electricity grid to go hi-tech

Procedures involved in monitoring, installing and addressing problems related to the electricity network are expected to be more efficient after the energy sector applies the Geographical Information System in Laos.More ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, Korea discuss major upgrade to Road No. 8 

The Lao government and Korean experts have continued discussions about upgrading National Road No. 8 in Borikhamxay province to Asean highway standards. The two sides met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss a “Detailed Feasibility Study for Upgrading National Road No. 8 in Borikhamxay Province on the ...

Vientiane Times

Three companies shortlisted for Vientiane expressway contract 

Three companies have been shortlisted to carry out construction of an expressway linking Vientiane city centre to the outskirts, with the new road aimed at easing traffic congestion in the capital. The 15-km expressway will run from Lao-ITECC in Xaysettha district to Dongmakkhai village in ...

Vientiane Times

Govt pursues search for Lao Airlines joint venture partner

The government is still seeking a qualified partner to jointly operate Lao Airlines in a bid to achieve more efficient and profitable operation of the national flag carrier. Several potential foreign investors have expressed interest in forming a joint venture with the Lao government, a ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Companies gear up to start construction of Vientiane-Pakxe expressway

The government will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with four construction companies from Laos and China to carry out a survey, feasibility study and detailed design of the Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway.More ...

Vientiane Times

5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge gets green light

A fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province with Bung Kan province in Thailand is set for construction after authorities from both sides gave the official go ahead.  An official from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, who wished to remain anonymous, told Vientiane Times on ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

Borikhamxay route favoured for Vientiane-Hanoi highway

Laos and Vietnam have approved plans to build a Vientiane-Hanoi highway passing through Laos’ central province of Borikhamxay and Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An, over a distance of about 700 kilometres. An official from Borikhamxay province, who did not wish to be named, told Vientiane ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

World Bank approves upgrade of key arterial road

The World Bank has approved a project that aims to improve National Road No. 13 as part of efforts to create better conditions for people living along and using this primary corridor. The bank made the announcement last week after its executive directors agreed to ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Rotary Club of Ladner takes lead in running water project for Laos village

In remote villages of Laos, considered the most bombed country in history where one-third of the population was killed during a 20-year civil war, lack of access to clean water is both a health problem and a barrier to education for many children.The village of ...

Delta Optimist

Compensation rate for railway-affected property approved

Authorities in charge have approved the amount of compensation to be paid to people who have lost land or other property due to the construction of the Laos-China railway. Governor of Luang Prabang province, Mr Khamkhan Chanthavisouk, recently issued a decision detailing the compensation rate ...

Vientiane Times

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