Transport and shipping

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

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

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