Full steam ahead for start of Laos-China railway

Hundreds of trucks carrying machinery and equipment for construction of the Laos-China railway have entered Laos after being delayed at the border, a senior government official has said. A special lane has now been allocated at China’s Mohan and Laos’ Boten border crossing to facilitate ...

Vietnam's Vung Ang port vital for shipment of Lao goods

Vietnam has announced it will continue to create favourable conditions for the transit of Lao goods via Vung Ang Port in central Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province. This was relayed by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho to Laos’ Minister of Planning and Investment ...

Laos, Vietnam speed up plans for Vientiane-Hanoi expressway

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to take the next steps to start construction of an expressway linking the capitals of Vientiane and Hanoi this year. The agreement was reached at a bilateral meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday between Laos’ Ministry of Public Works and ...

Ministry strives to address deficiencies

Being stricter around planning, financial discipline and the construction of high quality infrastructure at reasonable costs are some of the targets that the Ministry of Public Works and Transport would like to reach in the coming years. These points were outlined at the Ministry’s annual ...

Wattay international airport expansion 11 percent complete

The Vientiane International Airport Expansion Project has now achieved 11 percent of its contractual goals and should be complete by the beginning of 2018, according to a press release from the Embassy of Japan to Laos and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The project is ...

Construction of Laos-China railway kicks off

Construction of the Laos-China railway to link Vientiane with the Chinese border will finally get underway following an official ceremony held in Luang Prabang province on December 25. In his remarks at the ceremony, Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong said actual ...

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