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

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 ...


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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Laos-China railway 78 percent complete

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Construction of the 414-km Laos-China railway from the Chinese border to Vientiane is progressing well and is now 78.2 per cent complete.According to a report issued on September 30 by the project management committee, all of the main structures such as ...

News Desk

Lao gov't gets ready for opening of China-Laos railway in 2021

VIENTIANE – Officials from the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport and other sectors are learning about railway operations from Chinese experts in Lao capital Vientiane to prepare for the opening of China-Laos railway in 2021.The final railway technology training course is taking place ...

Xinhua News

Indonesia announces start date for $1.9bn Vietnam–Laos rail link

The Indonesia Railway Development Consortium has announced plans to begin work in 2021 on a 400km rail line between Vietnam and Laos for a price of $1.9bn.The consortium is made up of INKA, Indonesia’s state-owned train maker, and Indonesian Railways Company, its main operating company. ...

GCR Staff

Lao gov’t gives green light to PetroTrade for Laos-Vietnam railway development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao government has entrusted and given the right to the Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) to conduct a feasibility study on the Laos-Vietnam Railway Project, from Thakhaek district in Khammuan province, Laos, to the Vietnamese border.The Ministry of Planning ...

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Nearly 80 pct of China-Laos railway construction completed

NANNING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Nearly 80 percent of the construction of the China-Laos railway has been completed, said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Saturday.The railway will serve as a key infrastructure for the economic corridor between the two countries and help boost ...

Li Xia

Laos pushing rail link development for regional connectivity

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is working to promote rail link development to maximise the economic benefits of multiple transport corridors that connect with the region.A senior public works and transport official highlighted the government efforts in his address at a meeting of the Sub-working ...

Somxay Sengdara

More Lao cargo needed to fill cross-border freight train

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The newly launched transit freight train service requires more cargo shipments from Laos to Thailand to be successful.The train can carry 10 to 20 containers in and out of the country, but it appears that the number of exporters is smaller ...

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