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, ...

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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

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

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

Khammuan road repair bill estimated at 33 billion kip

Khammuan province: Authorities in this flood-stricken area say at least 33 billion kip is needed to repair damaged roads in five districts.Director of the province’s Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Phitsamai Khongsadath, told media “We expect to need a budget of over 33 billion ...

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City road sections to be upgraded to reduce congestion

Vientiane authorities are improving and widening some main roads and installing traffic lights for pedestrians in community areas to reduce traffic congestion.The work is being undertaken by the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department.The head of the department’s transportation management division, Mr Sivone Subthavy, told Vientiane ...

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Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway 40 percent complete

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Construction work is around 40 percent complete on an expressway linking the capital of Vientiane with Vangvieng, a well-known tourism district in Vientiane province.The construction of the 113.5-km road, which kick-started last April, is expected to take three years to complete, ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Donnokkhoum-450 road builder’s contract extended for 18 months

The contract for the company building an 11-km road from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district has been extended by 18 months after the contractor faced a shortage of funds.Project Director, Mr Sacksombath Taysouliya, told Vientiane Times that “The agreement ...

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Authority confirms Tanmixay-Sikeuth road completion by year’s end

Vientiane Authority has confirmed the upgrade of the 9.4-km road running from Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district to Sikeuth junction in Naxaithong district of Vientiane will be completed by the end of this year.Consulting Project Director, Mr Sompasong Chanthavong, told Vientiane Times  yesterday that the project is ...

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