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Rail construction yet to begin

Actual work on the Laos-China railway project has yet to start in Luang Prabang and other provinces following the official construction launch in December last year. The railway will run from the Chinese border to Vientiane through the provinces of Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang, ...

Steel bridges in Champassak to be replaced

Steel bridges located along National Road No. 20 in Champassak province, which is an important transport link to other southern provinces, will soon be replaced by concrete bridges. An official from the Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Somsavanh Phommachanh, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday ...

Road No. 17B to Laos-Myanmar bridge deteriorating

A 70-kilometre section of Road No. 17B linking the Laos-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to Sing district town in Luang Namtha province remains unpaved after almost two years and is deteriorating. An official of the provincial Public Works and Transport Department Mr Chansamone Outamavong, told Vientiane Times ...

Vientiane residents irked over proposed road fund

A large number of Vientiane residents are concerned about a proposed road fund to which they would be required to contribute, the Vientiane People’s Council heard on Friday. Addressing other members of the Council, Mr Prachit Xayavong said We admit there are concerns about the ...

Kasy town to be relocated to make way for railway

The urban centre of Kasy district in Vientiane province will be relocated to an area near the Kasy road to allow for construction of the Laos-China railway. A plot of flat land located in the Kasy road area has been allocated, requiring the relocation of ...

Lao trucks unable to enter China at Boten border crossing

Lao trucks delivering goods to China have to transfer their freight to Chinese trucks at the Boten international checkpoint in Luang Namtha province, officials have said, citing the smaller size of Lao trucks. Another official in Luang Prabang province also said that Lao trucks could ...

Residents await Laos-China railway compensation payments

Preliminary counts have been completed in the provinces through which the Laos-China railway will pass, to pave the way for compensation to be paid to the affected villagers and residents who will be relocated. However affected residents in the provinces through which the railway will ...

PM to launch railway construction in Luang Prabang

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will officially launch the start of construction for the Laos-China railway project at a ceremony on December 25. The ceremony to kick off railway construction will take place in Luang Prabang district’s Phonxay village where a railway bridge spanning the Mekong River ...

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