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Laos and Thailand to Build New Friendship Bridge for Both Road and Rail

Thailand’s transport minister Saksayam Chidchob says the bridge, estimated to cost around BHT 4 billion (USD 1.2 billion), will most likely be funded by both countries. He added that the design study of the bridge is expected to cost around 140 million baht (USD 4.25 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

More countries using Laos-China Railway for freight transport

Business operators from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar are now using the Laos-China Railway to import and export goods to and from China and beyond. Thailand recently exported its first shipment of 1,000 tonnes of rice to Chongqing in China using the Laos-China Railway. Shipment ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Thakhek Dry Port Concession Agreement Signing Ceremony

The Government of Laos and Thakhek Dry Port Company Limited on Friday signed a 30-year concession agreement on the Thakhek Dry Port project. The Thakhek Dry Port project, located next to the 3rd Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge in Khammuan province, is valued at US$15.7 million. Thakhek ...

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Nong Khai bridge the final step in China-Laos-Thailand Railway

A meeting was held at Government House on Thursday regarding the Thai-Lao-Chinese Railway plans, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, where they gave the rush order to the SRT to get going on the project right away. The meeting brought together many government bodies ...

Neill Fronde

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

Officials from China and Laos today marked the official launch of the $5.9 billion railway connecting the two nations, officially completing the first link of a long-envisioned rail line connecting southwest China with Singapore. The project will no doubt bring an economic jolt to Vientiane ...

Sebastian Strangio

Laos and Thailand Discuss Land Border Reopening at Infrastructure Meeting

Officials from Laos and Thailand are to set up a working committee to discuss regulations regarding the reopening of land borders. “At the initial stage it would be a one-day trip at the border crossing between Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Vientiane in Laos,” said ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos' historic passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Oct 15

The first passenger train to run on the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to open on Dec 2, is expected to arrive in Vientiane on Friday (Oct 15). Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh confirmed last week that the Laos-China Railway will open on Dec 2 despite ...

Vientiane-Hanoi expressway under study

The Lao and Vietnamese governments are considering the feasibility of building an expressway linking Vientiane to Hanoi, with assistance from the government of Japan. The first route would run through Vientiane-Pakxan-Viengthong-Thanh Thuy-Hanoi over a distance of 725 kilometres, of which 355km would be in Laos. ...

Phomphong Laoin

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 14 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is 14.42 percent complete.When the bridge is complete in 2023, it will enable Borikhamxay to become another vital trade hub and transit route for Laos, ...

Phomphong Laoin

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park to drive Lao economy

The projects is part of the Lao National Logistics Strategy and Laos Logistics Link, which will help transform Laos from being landlocked to a land-linked country setting to launch its soft opening next month. The developer said the project is expected to directly generate a ...

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