Transport and shipping

New Ridesharing Service DriveUp to Challenge LOCA

Cambodia’s Meal Temple Group has launched its new DriveUp ridesharing service in Laos, becoming the second player in the country after locally-grown LOCA.Meal Temple, which was established in 2013, made its first foray into Laos in July by purchasing an existing food delivery service mobile application, MyDelivery, ...

Taejun Kang

Indonesia announces start date for $1.9bn Vietnam–Laos rail link

The Indonesia Railway Development Consortium has announced plans to begin work in 2021 on a 400km rail line between Vietnam and Laos for a price of $1.9bn.The consortium is made up of INKA, Indonesia’s state-owned train maker, and Indonesian Railways Company, its main operating company. ...

GCR Staff

Thai Airways to Cancel 6 Routes to 4 ASEAN Nations, including Laos

Thai Airways International is looking into cancelling six fight routes to four Southeast Asian nations, namely Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.These routes, which all emanate from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, are to Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Vientiane and Luang Prabang, The Nation reported.The ...

Taejun Kang

Lao gov’t gives green light to PetroTrade for Laos-Vietnam railway development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao government has entrusted and given the right to the Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) to conduct a feasibility study on the Laos-Vietnam Railway Project, from Thakhaek district in Khammuan province, Laos, to the Vietnamese border.The Ministry of Planning ...

News Desk

Govt officials review efforts to improve road safety

The National Secretariat Committee on Road Safety and associated groups met in Vientiane on Thursday to review their work to improve road safety over the past five years.Participants also discussed possible future joint activities with the aim of joining forces to reduce the number of ...

Phomphong Laoin

Khammuan road repair bill estimated at 33 billion kip

Khammuan province: Authorities in this flood-stricken area say at least 33 billion kip is needed to repair damaged roads in five districts.Director of the province’s Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Phitsamai Khongsadath, told media “We expect to need a budget of over 33 billion ...

Phomphong Laoin

Savannakhet in Laos slashes red tape to ease freight transport

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Savannakhet provincial authorities have announced the removal of all inspection checkpoints along main roads to speed the transport of freight and exports.Provincial governor Santiphab Phomvihane last week issued an executive order to remove the checkpoints – the latest move to improve ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

City road sections to be upgraded to reduce congestion

Vientiane authorities are improving and widening some main roads and installing traffic lights for pedestrians in community areas to reduce traffic congestion.The work is being undertaken by the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department.The head of the department’s transportation management division, Mr Sivone Subthavy, told Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway 40 percent complete

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Construction work is around 40 percent complete on an expressway linking the capital of Vientiane with Vangvieng, a well-known tourism district in Vientiane province.The construction of the 113.5-km road, which kick-started last April, is expected to take three years to complete, ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Donnokkhoum-450 road builder’s contract extended for 18 months

The contract for the company building an 11-km road from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district has been extended by 18 months after the contractor faced a shortage of funds.Project Director, Mr Sacksombath Taysouliya, told Vientiane Times that “The agreement ...

Phomphong Laoin

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