Infrastructure

Transport and shipping

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

Laos and Thailand to Build New Friendship Bridge for Both Road and Rail

Thailand’s transport minister Saksayam Chidchob says the bridge, estimated to cost around BHT 4 billion (USD 1.2 billion), will most likely be funded by both countries. He added that the design study of the bridge is expected to cost around 140 million baht (USD 4.25 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

More countries using Laos-China Railway for freight transport

Business operators from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar are now using the Laos-China Railway to import and export goods to and from China and beyond. Thailand recently exported its first shipment of 1,000 tonnes of rice to Chongqing in China using the Laos-China Railway. Shipment ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Thakhek Dry Port Concession Agreement Signing Ceremony

The Government of Laos and Thakhek Dry Port Company Limited on Friday signed a 30-year concession agreement on the Thakhek Dry Port project. The Thakhek Dry Port project, located next to the 3rd Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge in Khammuan province, is valued at US$15.7 million. Thakhek ...

Advertorial Desk

Nong Khai bridge the final step in China-Laos-Thailand Railway

A meeting was held at Government House on Thursday regarding the Thai-Lao-Chinese Railway plans, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, where they gave the rush order to the SRT to get going on the project right away. The meeting brought together many government bodies ...

Neill Fronde

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

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 ...

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