Thailand’s High-speed rail project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima is ‘behind schedule’

Thailand’s High-speed rail project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima is ‘behind schedule’ The contract governing the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway construction may need to be renegotiated, as construction of the project’s first phase between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima is now falling behind schedule, a source at the Transport Ministry said. The first phase, which is divided […]

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4 years on, some survivors of Laos dam collapse at Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower plant still waiting for promised new homes

4 years on, some survivors of Laos dam collapse at Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower plant still waiting for promised new homes Authorities have been slow to deliver on pledges of compensation and houses after 2018 disaster. New permanent homes for survivors of flooding from a 2018 saddle dam collapse at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower […]

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Thailand and Laos Prime Ministers agree more connecting bridges over the Mekong river are needed

Thailand and Laos Prime Ministers agree more connecting bridges over the Mekong river are needed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh agree there should be more bridges linking their countries across the Mekong River, the government spokesman said. They also agreed on the need to link the Thai rail network with […]

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Thailand discussing with Lao officials the high-speed rail connection to China

Thailand discussing with Lao officials the high-speed rail connection to China Thailand has been discussing with Lao officials the plans regarding a high-speed rail connection to promote a more seamless connection from Thailand to China via the intermediary country. Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob on Thursday met Laos’ Minister of […]

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Investors shun Thai government plan for development zones in Thailand’s north-eastern provinces bordering Laos

Investors shun Thai government plan for development zones in Thailand’s north-eastern provinces bordering Laos The Thai government’s ambitious plan, announced about seven years ago, to transform some north-eastern provinces bordering the Lao PDR, into economic development zones has not been realised. So far, not a single investor has shown keen interest in the projects in […]

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Laos-China rail a boon for Thais

Laos-China rail a boon for Thais Special report: Cross-border tourism flows increase, and fresh goods exports find new markets The Thanaleng Dry Port and Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP), Laos’ first-ever integrated logistics park, on the outskirts of Vientiane. The Laos-China high-speed railway is expected to fulfil Laos’ ambition of becoming a major regional land link […]

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