Transport and shipping

Xayaboury-Thai road upgrade 35 percent complete

A project to lay asphalt on 10 kilometres of road between the Thongkarp junction and the Huaytong checkpoint in Xayaboury province, linking to Song Khwae district in Nan province, Thailand, is now 35percent complete. The progress was reported when the Xayaboury provincial Governor Mr Phongsavanh ...

Vientiane Times

Compensation, construction date set for Vientiane-Boten expressway

Compensation has now been paid to some villagers affected by the planned construction of the Vientiane-Boten Expressway to link the capital with the northern province of Luang Namtha, which shares a border with China. The government and a Chinese company from Yunnan province will jointly develop ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

PM highlights significance of connectivity for regional ties

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reaffirmed that regional connectivity will be realised after the completion of railways linking China to Asean member nations.More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Railway compensation targeted for this month, Parliament told 

Compensation for people affected by the construction of the Laos-China railway and related facilities is expected to be paid out this month after a long delay, authorities in charge told the National Assembly (NA) last week.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

PM: Railway will benefit economy, development

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told a regional meeting in Japan that the Laos-China railway, which is part of the China-led Belt and Road Initiative, will greatly benefit Laos’ economy and overall development, Japan’s Nikkei reported yesterday. Given Laos’ goal of graduating from Least Developed Country ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, Japan mull improvements to Vientiane bus services 

Lao and Japanese cooperation has been improving public transport services in Vientiane through a project which is upgrading the bus management system implemented by Eagle Bus Company of Japan. The issue was discussed at a final report meeting of the “Verification Survey for the Bus ...

Vientiane Times

Govt, int’l experts dig deep to resolve problem of damaged roads

Government officials and members of international organisations met in Vientiane yesterday for talks on road maintenance, with a view to better regulating road transport and preventing damage by overloaded trucks.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

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