- Upgrade of Tanmixay-Sikeuth road close to completion
The Vientiane Authority says the upgrade of the 9.4-km road running between the Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district and the Sikeuth junction in Naxaithong district, Vientiane, will be complete by the end of this month after work began in 2016. A project staff who asked not to be named, told Vientiane Times all the main work would be finished at the end of this month, including resurfacing, a median strip,
Laos-China media campaign to track ‘Belt and Road’ cooperation progress
Laos and China have launched a joint media campaign to track progress made in implementing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)’s projects in Laos.
The joint-interview media campaign is set to bring Lao and Chinese media to localities where the BRI’s projects are being implemented in order to expose their progresses and foreseen benefits.
- Govt explains main reasons for rising debt burden
The government has cited five reasons for its spiralling public debt over the past five years, which is continuing even though measures have been introduced to address it. Speaking at the National Assembly recently, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, outlined the key challenges and the measures needed to minimise public debt over the next five years.