Transport and shipping
Development and funding for transport
S. Korea to support 'logistical hub' campaign of Laos
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his country will help Laos achieve its goal of becoming a “transportation and logistical hub” in the region.He made the commitment in bilateral talks with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Busan, some 450 kilometers southeast of Seoul. ...
Xieng Khouang Airport Gets Russian-funded Upgrade
Xieng Khouang Province has renovated its airport in order to provide a smoother service for tourists who visit the Plain of Jars UNESCO World Heritage site.Funded by Russia, renovations include the installation of an electronic scanner and lights on the runway, improving the radar hall ...
Thailand’s First Bullet Train to Include Laos as Destination
Thailand is preparing to launch the country’s first bullet train that will run between Bangkok and Beijing, China, with Laos as one of the intermediate stations.The “Trans-ASEAN Line” will cover 3,193 kilometers at the cost of about THB 2.07 trillion (USD 67.2 billion) and link ...
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EIB to help protect 1,400km roads in rural Lao PDR from climate change
Earlier today (April 1) Mr. Luca Lazzarolli, Director General of the European Investment Bank, formally agreed new support to improve 1,400km of currently unpaved roads in six provinces. This will enable parts of the national road network most vulnerable to a changing climate to be paved, ...
Capital’s Bus Rapid Transit project set to appoint foreign consultants
Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP) has initiated procedures to sign a foreign consultant to improve parts of the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.More ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
PM assesses development in Borikhamxay
People living in remote areas of Borikhamxay province have asked for better roads but the government has not been able to meet their needs because of chronic budget constraints.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith addressed the matter on Friday when meeting Borikhamxay’s leaders, core officials, and local ...