Transport and shipping

Transport infrastructure and facilities

Golden Triangle Casino Baron Bankrolls New Mekong River Port

A sanctioned Chinese casino magnate is backing the construction of a new international port on the Mekong River in Laos, adjacent to his Golden Triangle gambling and tourism complex. Zhao Wei, the chairman of the Kings Romans Group, broke ground on the $50 million port development ...

Sebastian Strangio

Laos gets rail boost from China

NEWS flow on the construction of the China-Laos railway is giving confidence that the mega infrastructure will be on track for completion in December next year, and Laos will reap vast economic benefits from the project. Last month, the Laos-China Railway Company announced that the boring ...

HO WAH FOON

7 expressway projects expected to boost Mekong Delta connectivity

Seven major expressways totaling 1,000 km and costing VND150 trillion ($6.49 billion) are taking shape in the Mekong Delta, expected to improve connectivity in the region. Mekong Delta is home to around 20 million people, or a fifth of the country’s population and known as Vietnam’s ...

Cuu Long

New Industrial Estate to Link Isaan with Mekong Nations

A new industrial estate, currently under construction in northeastern Thailand, is primarily designed as a logistics and freight forwarding center in connection with neighboring countries, confirmed a senior government official on Monday. The industrial estate in Udon Thani province, which is now 50 percent complete and ...

Xinhua News Agency

Thailand Eyes ‘Land Bridge’ to Link its Coasts

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha this week publicly endorsed a proposed land bridge between the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, apparently shelving a long-discussed project to build a canal across the Malay Peninsula. The dueling project ideas have generated debate, with some calling the ...

Nontarat Phaicharoen

Thailand Eastern Corridor U-Tapao Airport’s COVID-19 Emergency Operation Center

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, together with cabinet members, namely, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Minister of Interior Gen. Anupong Paojinda, Minister of ...

Pattaya Mail

Vietnam mulls new 130 km Mekong Delta expressway

Vietnam plans to build a 130-kilometer expressway linking the southern localities Can Tho City and Ca Mau Province in the 2021-2025 period. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently tasked the Ministry of Transport to study the feasibility of constructing the four-lane Can Tho – Ca Mau ...

Cuu Long

Cabinet exodus shakes faith in EEC

The recent resignations of economic tsar Somkid Jatusripitak, the former deputy prime minister, and four economic ministers including former Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, have ignited concerns about planned big-ticket infrastructure development projects such as the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Bangkok Post sat down for an ...

CHATRUDEE THEPARAT

Lao Capital Residents Fight Land Grab, Reject Offered Compensation

Residents of the Lao capital Vientiane are resisting seizure of their land by a Lao-China joint venture building an expressway, saying they had been promised earlier their land would not be taken, and calling offers of compensation unacceptably low, Lao sources say. The project, a 13-km ...

RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Max Avary. Written in English by Richard Finney.

China-Laos railway completes both cross-Mekong River bridges' beam installation

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture based in Lao capital Vientiane in charge of the construction and operation of the railway, told Xinhua on Thursday that, all its beams of the two cross-Mekong River bridges have been installed. With the last 24-meter prestressed ...

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