New decision aims to enhance project implementation and costings

A new draft Prime Ministerial Decision plans to make all government investment project costs and technical specification estimations subject to Ministry of Public Works oversight. According to the draft decision, only the relevant authority within the Ministry of Public Works and Transport will be able ...

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 ...

JICA study on urban railway

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will conduct a feasibility study on building an urban railway in Phnom Penh, with the aim of developing a master plan to reduce traffic congestion in the capital. The preparatory study for the Automated Gateway Transit project will begin in ...

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 ...

JICA support for logistics

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will continue to support the development of Cambodia’s logistics sector in its partnership with the government to reduce transport costs and strengthen the country’s logistics infrastructure. This pledge was made by Kume Hidetoshi, the JICA representative in Cambodia, when he ...

Govt seeks investors to fund Vientiane-Pakxe expressway

The government is seeking investors to bankroll construction of the planned Vientiane-Pakxe expressway to link the country’s capital with Pakxe the capital of the southernmost province of Champassak. The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently issued an announcement asking local and foreign companies and investors ...

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 ...

WB helps Laos to upgrade rural roads

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors is providing US$25 million credit for Laos to strengthen its road maintenance systems and improve road connectivity throughout the country. The credit comes from the International Development Association, according to a report published on the World Bank’s Board ...

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