Thai Government warns Laos over its Sanakham dam plan close to Loei’s Chiang Kan district

Thai Government warns Laos over its Sanakham dam plan close to Loei’s Chiang Kan district The government threatened on Tuesday not to buy electricity from Sanakham dam in Laos after it learned the project might affect the Mekong River. “The country’s territory is our paramount concern,” Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general to the Office of National Water […]

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China-Laos railway seals roof of its largest Vientiane station building

China-Laos railway seals roof of its largest Vientiane station building The roof-sealing ceremony for the Vientiane Station’s main building of the China-Laos Railway was held in Lao capital Vientiane on Thursday. This marked the successful completion of the main structure’s construction and the start of the station’s secondary structure’s construction and decoration. The Vientiane Station, […]

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Laos eagerly anticipates opening of Vientiane-Vangvieng section of its first expressway, the China-Laos expressway

Laos eagerly anticipates opening of Vientiane-Vangvieng section of its first expressway, the China-Laos expressway The Vientiane–Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway, to be the country’s first expressway, is currently preparing for its opening to traffic. The section is about 110 km long, designed as a two-way four-lane expressway with a design speed of 80 km […]

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Laos plans to build new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay

Laos plans to build new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay The Lao government plans to build a new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay, drastically reducing travel time between the two provinces. According to Lao economic daily, the proposed expressway would link Luang Prabang province, some 230 km north of capital Vientiane, with Oudomxay […]

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Lao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth

Lao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth Government will continue to facilitate the construction of mega projects; Laos-China railway, the Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway, industrial parks and dry ports, and hydropower and mining projects The government is optimistic that the economy will grow by 4-4.5 percent next year despite complex global […]

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