Category Archives: Transportation – Vehicles

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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International Passenger Flights To Laos Taking Off

International Passenger Flights To Laos Taking Off

More overseas passenger flights are coming to Laos, which will further contribute to the growth of trade and tourism, according to an official in the sector.
A Department of Civil Aviation official, who asked not to be named, told Vientiane Times that many countries now operate direct flights to Laos, including some charter flights.
This included more flights from China. Previously, only … Continue reading

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Laos-Thailand Railway Link Set For Expansion Next Year

Laos-Thailand railway link set for expansion next year

Phase II of the Laos-Thailand railway, which will see the line extended from the suburbs to central Vientiane, is set to resume after the project was suspended in 2011.
The line will be built over a distance of 7.5km to link the track from the outlying Thanalaeng railway station in Hadxaifong district to the inner city.
The extension will link Thanalaeng railway station on the ….. Continue reading

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PM To Launch Railway Construction In Luang Prabang

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 will …. Continue reading

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Bookings Available For New Overnight Train Nong Khai To Bangkok

Bookings Available For New Overnight Train Nong Khai To Bangkok

Thailand’s new and possibly fanciest regular train service can now be booked for overnight trips from Nong Khai to Bangkok.
Equipped with new carriages featuring improved decor and facilities, the Special Express Train routes links the capital with Nong Khai, starting Dec. 2. Tickets are now on sale, prices range from 700 baht to …. Continue reading

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Silkair’s Inaugural Flight To Laos Takes To The Skies Today

Silkair’s Inaugural Flight To Laos Takes To The Skies Today

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.
The inaugural flight departed this afternoon at 1.20pm from Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport at 3.15pm. It will then depart at 4.05pm for Luang Prabang International Airport, and is expected to arrive at ….. Continue reading

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