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PM Stresses Land As Focus For Transport Development

PM Stresses Land As Focus For Transport Development

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed for land to be the main focus of transportation development in the country, calling for careful decisions on every water and air transportation project.
He praised the sector for their achievements made over the past forty years or more, which he says has seen huge differences in infrastructure development in comparison to the time …. Continue reading

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First Pilots Graduate From Lao Civil Aviation Flight Training Centre

First Pilots Graduate From Lao Civil Aviation Flight Training Centre

Director of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Mr Vanpheng Chanthaphone and Vice President of the Swiss NGO PACTEC International Mr Gerald Bourgeois last month gave the first professional pilots trained in Laos their wings.
The six students – including one young woman – started their training at the Civil Aviation Flight Training Centre (CAFTC) in Vientiane in …. Continue reading

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Wattay International Airport Expansion 11 Percent Complete

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.
The project is being financed by a concessional loan from the Japanese government of about 9 billion Japanese yen.
The expansion will enlarge the existing passenger service facilities to deal with the increasing demand for ….. Continue reading

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Lao Police Determined To Crackdown On Hit-and-Run Drivers

Lao Police Determined To Crackdown On Hit-and-Run Drivers

Following a spate of accidents last year involving hit-and-run drivers which caused loss of life and disabling injuries to victims, traffic police are determined to stamp out the disturbing trend.
According to Vientiane Traffic Police Department there were 26 reported hit-and-run cases in the capital last year and police made 15 arrests. These resulted in 19 fatalities, with 15 people sustaining injuries and a damage bill of ….. Continue reading

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Risky Roads in Laos

Risky roads in Laos

Travellers are warned to not travel overland from Vang Viang to Luang Prabang as a safety precaution, according to the latest Smartraveller advisory issued by the Australian government, Monday.
The Australian advisory did not elaborate other than to say it was recommending travellers avoid overland travel on highway 13 beyond Vang Vieng.
However, a recent Canadian travel advisory advices travellers to …. Continue reading

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Council Gives Green Light To Proposed Vientiane Highway

Council gives green light to proposed Vientiane highway

The Vientiane People’s Council has approved a proposal for the construction of a 14-km highway submitted by city authorities in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
The six-lane highway will be built parallel to Kaysone Phomvihane Road.
The planned road will be 70 metres wide and run from the Lao International Trade Exhibition and …. Continue reading

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