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Most stations on Laos-China Railway now complete

Most of the stations on the Laos-China Railway are now complete ahead of the planned opening of the railway in December. Kasy Station in Vientiane province was the most recent to be completed and was officially unveiled on Sept 27. The station was built by the China ...

Vientiane Times/ANN

China Opens Rail Line, Trade Route to Indian Ocean Through Myanmar

China last month inaugurated a new trade route via ship, road and rail running through Myanmar in keeping with Beijing’s dogged building spree across the Southeast Asian country to reach the Indian Ocean and points west. Analysts say it is one more strand in the ever-expanding ...

Zsombor Peter

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park to drive Lao economy, PM’s aides told

The Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) and Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP) will be important drivers of Lao economic development, the project developer has told government aides. The Board of Advisors to Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, led by the board’s Chairman, Mr Chanthaboun Lattanavong, on Friday visited the ...

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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. The plan was presented at the 10th Laos-China Railway Project Steering Committee Meeting held in Vientiane on Wednesday, attended ...

Phomphong Laoin

$97-mln upgrade proposed for Mekong Delta highway linking to Cambodia

National Highway 62 running through Long An Province should be renovated to shorten the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta and the Cambodian border. In its proposal sent to the Ministry of Transport on Thursday, Project Management Board 7, in charge of ...

Hoang Nam

Vietnam to boost transport infrastructure on Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to ...

Inter-Mekong Delta route renovation to complete in April

Work to upgrade a route through four Mekong Delta provinces is expected to be completed in April to ease the traffic burden on National Highway 1A. The project to upgrade the Quan Lo-Phung Hiep highway that stretches 103 kilometers (64 miles) across Hau Giang, Soc Trang, ...

Anh Tuan

Laos Planned Railways: Opening a National Rail Network in 2021

At present, Laos doesn’t have any railways. However, that is about to change in 2021. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Laos counterpart  Saleumxay Kommasith last week in a virtual meeting to discuss progress on the China-Laos Economic Corridor. Both Governments have occasions ...

Chris Devonshire-Ellis

Mekong Delta province seeks $195 mln road expansion

National Highway 61C connects Hau Giang Province with Can Tho City. Photo by VnExpres/Anh Lam. Hau Giang has proposed that a national highway section that connects it with Can Tho City be expanded from two-four lanes. It says the VND4.5 trillion ($195 million) expansion would boost connectivity ...

Cuu Long

New highways, bridges set to ease gridlock in Mekong Delta

Several major transport projects that have been completed will ease traffic overload on many of the Mekong Delta’s roads and bridges during the Lunar New Year. Ferry station The Rach Mieu Ferry Station is all set to be completed. Situated 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) from the Rach ...

Hoang Nam

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