Laos, Thailand Meet to Discuss Railway Project Connecting Vientiane and Nong Khai

The Minister of Public Works and Transport of Laos, Mr. Viengsavath Siphandone, met with Thailand’s Minister of Transport, Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, and his team last week to discuss the project’s development. This was after Thailand’s Department of Rail Transport provided an update on the progress ...

Phontham Visapra

Laos, Thailand and China to Construct New Railway Bridge for Freight

Thai PBS reports that Laos, Thailand, and China are thinking about building a new railway bridge, running parallel to the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, to assist in the cross-border transport of containers. The construction will start 30 meters from the first Lao-Thai Friendship bridge and have ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Laos Rethinks Savannakhet to Lao Bao Railway Project

The Lao government has consented to a feasibility study for the construction of a 220 km railway route from Savannakhet province to Lao Bao, which is situated in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, near the Lao border.  Jiangsu Hengtong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. has been asked to carry out a ...

Amrita Paul

Tri-Country Freight Train to Run through Malaysia, Thailand and Laos

The new tri-country freight train, or ASEAN express, between Malaysia, Thailand and Laos will begin operating in October of this year. The railway in Malaysia will also have connections to provinces in China, including Kunming, Chengdu and also to Chongqing via Tanaleng station, Vientiane Capital. ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Khamsavath Station in Vientiane Capital Ready to Operate Soon

The new railway station is part of an extension of the cross-border Laos-Thailand Railway connecting Thailand’s Nong Khai with Thanaleng Station in Vientiane Capital. The new station at Khamsavath will allow passengers from Thailand to travel by train to inner Vientiane. The project is being ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Thailand sends fruit to China using Lao railway

The Laos-China railway has been used for the first time to carry Thai fruit to China, according to a report in Thailand’s The Nation on Monday.Two containers carrying 40 tonnes of durian and one container filled with 20 tonnes of coconuts from Rayong made their ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos-China Railway Asks Govt Permission to Use Foreign Currency

The Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC) asked the government to address a number of pressing issues regarding railway operations, including the sale of train tickets and payment of transportation fees and other expenses in local currency. Due to the continued depreciation of the Lao kip, the ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Rail operator asks for government’s help to resolve problems

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC) has outlined various problems that the government needs to address in relation to railway operations, with the issues being raised during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone. The company also asked that the Bank of the ...

Times Reporters

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

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