Lao gov’t gives green light to PetroTrade for Laos-Vietnam railway development

The Lao government has entrusted and given the right to the Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) to conduct a feasibility study on the Laos-Vietnam Railway Project, from Thakhaek district in Khammuan province, Laos, to the Vietnamese border.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment, on behalf of the government, and PetroTrade signed an MOU in Vientiane on Tuesday to study and complete a detailed design of the railway.

The MOU was signed by Planning and Investment Deputy Minister Ms Khamchan Vongseneboun and PetroTrade Chairman Mr Chanthone Sitthixay.

Witnessing the event were Public Works and Transport Minister Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Mr Alounkeo Kittikhoun, Khammuan Governor Mr Oday Soudaphone, officials and representatives from the Indonesian Embassy to Laos, and honorable guests.

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