LR - Development Projects

The second phase (Phase 2) of the railway link is an extension of the existing link. It will include construction of a 7.5 km railway track from Thanaleng to Vientiane

This project has been finished bidding for the construction this month.

 

  • Number of main Line: Single Track
  • Meter Gauge: 1000 m.

scope of the civil works (Phase 2, section 2)

 

Railway Mainline , Track works , Signaling and Communication System 7,750 m
Vientiane Station, 2 Floors 18,000 m2
Row House, 2 Floors, 8 Rooms 1 unit
Siding Tracks 4 No
Access Roads 2 km
Level Crossing 4 No

 

location map of ltr station and lcR station

 

REVISION of railway alignment sta. 3+500 – 10+550 (REVISION)

Vientiane station, front view (ORIGINAL)

 

 

 

LAO-CHINA RAILWAY PROJECT

 

Lao-China railway is rail infrastructure cooperation has been extensively conduct within southeast Asian country Asian countries under the release of ASEAN’s Master plan on ASEAN connectivity 2025 (MPA 2025 ) and the China’s initiative of belt on road.

 

Project Background

  • The MoU  signed on 7th April 2010:
  • Of the Government of PR China and the Government of the Lao PDR agreed to cooperate in development of the Lao – China RW Project.
  • Laos – china RW Working Group was established.
  • Principles and Frameworks of the Cooperation were set up and endorsed.
  • The MoM signed on 4th October 2010:
  • The two governments discussed and enhance the agreed frameworks under the signed MoU.
  • The agreed Principles and Frameworks were implemented.
  • Feasibility Study began.

Investment and Financial Information

  • Investment Pattern: PPP-BOT
  • Investment type: Joint Investment ( JV )
  • Cooperation Mechanism: G to G (with special incentives and supports from two Governments, Lao and China).
  • Total Investment Cost:  5.9 Bill USD
  • Share Portion: Laos 30% & China 70%
  • Equity:   40%
  • Debt Financing:  60%

Technical Information

  • Railway Classification:  Level 1.
  • No. of Main Line:        Single track.
  • Operating Speed:
  • Passenger trains:        160 km/h
  • Freight trains:              120 km/h

Main Engineering Works

  • Total Route Length=   409 Km
  • ( from Lao – China border to Vientiane Capital )
  • Sub-grade =    155  Km
  • 75 tunnels =     198 Km
  • There are 6 tunnels with an individual length > 8 Km
  • The longest tunnel = 12.6 Km
  • 167 medium, major & super major bridges = 61 Km
  • Single track : 148 bridges
  • Double track:  13 bridges
  • Triple-track: 6 bridges

Engaged Contractors & Consultants

  • Six Chinese Main Contractors.
  • Three Chinese Construction Supervision Consultants.
  • Three Chinese third –Party Testing Consultants.
  • Qualified local Sub-contractors/Suppliers
  • Construction Period: 5 years
  • ( Jan 2017 – Dec 2021 )
 

Progress of Neighboring Connect Point railway with ASEAN.

 

Vientiane-Thakhek-Mu Gia-VungAng (Vietnam)

  • Length 555 km (Lao side =452Km)
  • Pre-feasibility study was completed in   March 2011 by Chung Suk.Co; (Grant aid of Republic of Korea ROK);
  • ROK granted 3 million USD for the Feasibility Study on Vientiane-Vung Ang railway link under the ASEAN-ROK Cooperation framework. It is being  implemented since the end of 2015 to  December 2017;
  • Progress: Competed final report in November 2017
 
 
 
 
Savannakhet - Lao Bao (Lao-Vietnam border)
  • Pre-Feasibility Study was completed in September 2009 by Giant Group Co. Ltd (Malaysia) and feasibility study was completed in 2012.
  • Now under review of feasibility study
  • Progress: The alignment is being updated.

 

Thakhek-Savannakhet-Pakse-Vangtau (Lao-Thai border)

  • Length 345 km.
  • Pre-Feasibility Study completed in December 2013 by TESO Engineering Co. Ltd (Grant aid of ROK);
  • Planning for Feasibility Study.

 

Pakse-Veunkham (Lao-Cambodia border)

  • Length 150 Km.
  • Planning for Feasibility Study.