Transport and shipping

Vang Vieng Expressway Contractor Clarifies Delay

The contractor responsible for the Vientiane to Vang Vieng Expressway has confirmed the road will be open for use by 31 December this year.Motorists flocked to Vang Vieng on the occasion of the country’s 45th National Day, a public holiday, expressing disappointment that the highly ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Vientiane authorities get motoring on electric tricycle inspections

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane authorities will begin stricter checks on electric tricycles and motorcycle sidecars in the capital with more illegally making their way onto the city’s streets.Head of the transportation management division under Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Sivone Subthavy told Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vientiane Expressway No 1 Project pays second installment of compensation worth over US$4 millions

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Vientiane Expressway No 1 Project yesterday paid more than US$ 4 million as the second installment of compensation to property owners affected by the venture.The owners of 92 plots of land, measuring a total of 344,671 sq m, that were ...

News Desk

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. ...


Construction of China-Laos railway not affected by shallow quake

VIENTIANE, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — The Laos-China Railway Co. Ltd., which is in charge of the construction of the China-Laos railway running through northern Laos, said on Thursday that the railway construction was not affected by a shallow earthquake.The 6.1-magnitude quake jolted the border area ...


Laos-China joint venture to power new railway

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – China Southern Power Grid (CSG) and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have teamed up to supply power for the China-Laos railway with a ceremony held in Vientiane last week to announce the joint venture.The new venture is officially known as the Laos-China ...

News Desk

Laos-China railway 78 percent complete

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Construction of the 414-km Laos-China railway from the Chinese border to Vientiane is progressing well and is now 78.2 per cent complete.According to a report issued on September 30 by the project management committee, all of the main structures such as ...

News Desk

Lao gov't gets ready for opening of China-Laos railway in 2021

VIENTIANE – Officials from the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport and other sectors are learning about railway operations from Chinese experts in Lao capital Vientiane to prepare for the opening of China-Laos railway in 2021.The final railway technology training course is taking place ...

Xinhua News

Savannakhet authorities call for shutdown of unauthorised goods transfer stations

The Head of the Administration Office of the Savannakhet Authorities and members of the Department of Public Works and Transport in Savannakhet province met recently to publicise the content of an agreement on dry port management, to encourage greater use of the services offered by ...

Times Reporters

New Laos-Japan flights expected to boost tourist arrivals

Lao Airlines plans to operate flights from Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, next March after getting the green light from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.The Vientiane-Kumamoto sector will serve passengers on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while flights between Luang Prabang and ...

Times Reporters

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