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Laos-China railway construction ‘progressing well’

Source: Vientiane Times, May 17, 2017

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Laos111.html

Construction of the Laos-China railway is gathering steam with many tunnels being bored despite rainfall, officials said yesterday.
All three tunnels in LuangNamtha province are being bored with the Boten Tunnel having progressed the furthest at more than 50 metres, project coordinator for LuangNamtha province MrChanthachoneKeolakhone told Vientiane Times yesterday.

Plans gather steam for railway linking Vientiane to Vietnamese seaport

Source: Vientiane Times, May 18, 2017

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Plans.html

Work is gearing up for the planned building of a railway to connect Vientiane to the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam after the two countries agreed to move forward with the project.

Lao companies to benefit from railway project: Officials

Source: Vientiane Times,April 21, 2017

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Laocompanies.htm
Officials in charge have confirmed that Lao construction companies will benefit from the almost-US$6 billion railway project linking Vientiane to the Chinese border.

Director of the Laos-China Railway construction project and Director of the Lao National Railway Company, Dr Koung Souk-Aloun, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that a list of 59 companies has been submitted to the Chinese side for selection.

�We have sent them [the Chinese side] 59 companies, not 20 companies. The selection process is underway and hopefully Lao companies will be hired to undertake some of the work on the railroad project,� he said.

Don’t build near planned railway: project officials

Vientiane Times, 14 Jan 2015
People living alongside the planned route of the Laos-China railway through Vientiane should not build house extensions or additional property so as to avoid compensation problems. This was the advice given by railway project officials to Donnoun village residents, who raised concerns through the telephone hotline during the recent National Assembly debate session.

“It would be better if local residents refrain from building property anywhere close to the proposed railway as this will create extra complications with regard to the compensation process,” Laos-China Railway Project Manager Dr Koung Souk-aloun said.

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