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 study on the construction of a railway line linking the two neighboring countries. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr Sathabandith Insysiengmai, and company President Mr Dai Kang Fu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to go ahead with the study last week.

A similar project attempting to connect Savannakhet province to Lao Bao began in 2013 but failed to come to fruition.

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Amrita Paul