Govt takes step to develop Vung Ang seaport

The government has instructed relevant sectors to study the establishment of a Lao joint state-private company to join its Vietnamese counterpart to develop a seaport in Vietnam, the government spokesman has said. The instruction was made at the two-day monthly cabinet meeting for May that closed ...

Confusion over water transport service implementation arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint ...

Connectivity key to ASEAN growth

Southeast Asian business and political leaders meeting in Phnom Penh on May 11 said multilateral connectivity, both physical and digital, was needed to ensure that ASEAN’s development and growth was not restricted by national borders. Delegates attending the second day of the World Economic Forum on ...

Good infrastructure vital for ASEAN

The availability of good infrastructure at the national level of ASEAN countries is a prerequisite if they are to benefit from regional economic integration, delegates told a panel at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN on May 11. “Better physical infrastructure development in the country ...

President to attend Road and Belt Forum in China

President Bounnhang Vorachit will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation taking place from May 14 to 15 in Beijing, while economists say China’s Belt and Road Initiative will benefit the Lao economy.​ The president will lead a high-level delegation from Laos to ...

Quality infrastructure vital for growth

Quality infrastructure will attract foreign direct investment and is the key to ASEAN’s sustained economic growth, according to a Japanese bank official on May 10. “The ASEAN region needs to give priority to developing good infrastructure. This is a key factor for improving connectivity and long ...

Japan agrees aid for port expansion

The Japanese government has agreed to help Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) introduce an electronic system for handling import and export procedures. The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system will allow companies to send one another electronic information, replacing the manual method currently in use. The agreement ...

Port operator’s IPO share price set near high tide mark

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, the state enterprise that operates Cambodia’s principal seaport, announced a share price of 5,040 riel ($1.26) on May 9 for its upcoming initial public offering following a bookbuilding exercise that garnered a strong response from institutional investors. SAP priced its shares at the ...

EEC tied to China's One Belt, One Road

The government says the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor is ready to be an important part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, which envisions connectivity between China and Eurasia. Speaking Monday at a seminar entitled “Thailand-Hong Kong-Shanghai Strategic Partnership on One Belt, One Road,” Deputy ...

Water transport to begin operation in early June

Water vehicles will start serving commuters in early June with ships and boats bought from Thailand and Australia, according to Daw Tint Tint Lwin, CEO of Tint Tint Myanmar. The Yangon regional government had promised to implement a water taxi system on the Hlaing River ...

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