Infrastructure

Transport and shipping

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

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 ...

Times Reporters

Thailand sends fruit to China using Lao railway

The Laos-China railway has been used for the first time to carry Thai fruit to China, according to a report in Thailand’s The Nation on Monday.Two containers carrying 40 tonnes of durian and one container filled with 20 tonnes of coconuts from Rayong made their ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos expects to assume management of Vung Ang seaport in July

Laos is expected to assume management of the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province in July, a Lao investor involved in the project has said. The news comes after the Vietnamese government agreed to increase Laos’ share in the project from 20 ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased

The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce.  The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...

Times Reporters

New road creates fast link to Bokeo international airport

Bokeo provincial authorities are overseeing the construction of an eight-lane road between the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone and Bokeo International Airport.The road, which has been named Tien Long Road, is now being paved with asphalt, according to a report from the Golden Triangle Special ...

Times Reporters

Laos-China Railway Asks Govt Permission to Use Foreign Currency

The Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC) asked the government to address a number of pressing issues regarding railway operations, including the sale of train tickets and payment of transportation fees and other expenses in local currency. Due to the continued depreciation of the Lao kip, the ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Rail operator asks for government’s help to resolve problems

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC) has outlined various problems that the government needs to address in relation to railway operations, with the issues being raised during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone. The company also asked that the Bank of the ...

Times Reporters

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