Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

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

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

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

Displaced Villagers in Laos Still Waiting for Railway Compensation

Many Lao villagers who were forced to relocate for construction on the Laos-China railway are still waiting for compensation from the government, while others who have received payments say the payments are much lower than they had expected.The railway project linking landlocked Laos with China ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Action taken to prevent road damage by overweight trucks

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has taken steps to tackle the problem of overweight trucks, which have caused severe damage to roads and bridges over past years, according to a report.The ministry’s Transport Department has launched a pilot scheme to modernise three weighing ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

New guidance issued for railway development in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – President Bounnhang Vorachit recently issued a presidential ordinance promulgating the new Law on Railways, which provides guidance on railway development.The 50-page law defines principles, regulations and measures to manage, follow up and inspect railway affairs. These are aimed at ensuring the ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Ministry to tackle deficiencies in public works, transport

Effective road construction and repairs, land transport management, planning and strict financial discipline, the country’s regional and global integration and connectivity, and devolution in the sector are issues to be addressed this year.The Ministry of Public Works and Transports revealed the agenda at its technical ...

Somxay Sengdara

More Than 200 Lives Killed In Road Accidents in Vientiane

(KPL) Some 238 people’s lives have been claimed in road accident during the celebration of New Year 2019 in Vientiane. Yet the death toll represents a decrease of 5 per cent as compared to last year.This year witnessed a 36 per cent decrease in the ...

KPL editors

Lao drivers given licence to drive on Asean roads

Local authorities have clarified that Lao drivers with international driving permits are able to drive freely in other countries around the world, as Laos has signed up to the relevant convention.In addition, motorists who hold a Lao driving licence are officially allowed to drive freely ...

Phaisithong Chandala

Vientiane State Bus Doubles Bus Fares

(KPL) The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise (VSBE) has doubled bus fares for students commuting on Thangon, Dongdok and Phontong-Dongdok routes.The increased fare applies to those holding six-month and one-year electric bus passes. The updated bus fare is valid from November 5 onward.More ...


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