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Trains to arrive next month for trial run of Laos-China railway

The Laos-China railway project will bring in locomotives, electric multiple unit (EMU) trains and other equipment to conduct the first trial run of the railway in October. Officials in charge of the project said the project management committee is drafting a memorandum relating to the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Govt approves Bokeo-Boten expressway linking China, Thailand

Construction of the 176.3km expressway is expected to cost US$3.8 billion. It will enable vehicles to travel at 80km per hour and will cut the travel time between Boten and Huayxai to just one and a half hours. The expressway runs for a distance of 440km ...

Times Reporters

First train test on Laos-China railway planned for August

The first trial run of a train on the under-construction Laos-China railway is scheduled to take place in August. The track has been laid along the whole length of the 422.4-km railway and the test will be conducted in August before the railway opens for ...

Times Reporters

New Houaphan Airport 92% Complete

The construction project of Nong Khang Airport is now 92.34% complete after being temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to financial and environmental problems.An unexpected increase in construction costs has meant the project had to wait for further approvals from the government, while the Covid-19 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

16 Killed in Accidents on Vang Vieng Expressway Prior to Opening

Sixteen people have been killed in accidents along the Vientiane to Vang Vieng Expressway since the construction of the road began.According to a report by Lao Security News, sixteen people were killed in some 30 road accidents that occurred along the Vientiane – Vang Vieng Expressway since ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Half of track now laid for Laos-China railway

Luang Prabang province: Half of the track needed for the Laos-China railway has been laid over a distance of 240 kilometres, between Vientiane and Luang Prabang province.Keep reading .  ...

Phomphong Laoin

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 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

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 ...

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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 ...

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