Govt approves Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway corridor, legislation

The government has approved the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway’s corridor and legislation in a move to boost socio-economic development.

The approval was made at the monthly cabinet meeting for May, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and attended by the cabinet members. The 113.7-km corridor is part of the envisioned Vientiane-Boten expressway that the government wants to develop.

If realised, the Vientiane-Boten expressway will link Vientiane with the northern province of Luang Namtha, which shares a border with China. The government spokesman Dr Chaleun Yiapaoher told a press conference shortly after the two-day meeting that the expressway would be developed in parallel with the existing 13 North Road and the Laos-China railway project.

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