Transport and shipping

Transport infrastructure and facilities

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

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

Compensation rate for railway-affected property approved

Authorities in charge have approved the amount of compensation to be paid to people who have lost land or other property due to the construction of the Laos-China railway. Governor of Luang Prabang province, Mr Khamkhan Chanthavisouk, recently issued a decision detailing the compensation rate ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, Flanders to partner in waterway transport capacity building

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos and the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works of Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium, are continuing cooperation for capacity building for the Lao ministry, especially in waterway transport and ports. A signing ceremony for a Letter of Intent ...

Vientiane Times

PM assesses development in Borikhamxay

People living in remote areas of Borikhamxay province have asked for better roads but the government has not been able to meet their needs because of chronic budget constraints.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith addressed the matter on Friday when meeting Borikhamxay’s leaders, core officials, and local ...

Vientiane Times

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