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Old March 27th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #41
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There will be 3 tunnels for the section from Lao - China Friendship tunnel to Na Moh station in Udomxay (50 km - 16 km in Luang Namtha and 34 km in Udomxay) - 7 bridges with total distance of 4 km and 3 tunnels with total distance of 10 km including the first 2 km of Lao - China Friendship tunnel, Boten tunnel (6 km) and Teen Tok tunnel (1 km)

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Old March 27th, 2017, 08:33 AM   #42
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How is progress on the kunming to Bangkok link?
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Old March 27th, 2017, 02:10 PM   #43
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How is progress on the kunming to Bangkok link?
Laos section has started construction. Thai section I believe is still under negotiation, probably starts this year....
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Old April 9th, 2017, 05:00 PM   #44
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Construction of China-Laos railway speeding up before rainy season

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._136193678.htm


MUANG PHONHONG, Laos, April 9 (Xinhua) -- "This is my office, and also my bedroom," Project Manager Cai Li told Xinhua reporter while pointing at a small tent amid the roar of generator.

Located at the construction site of China-Laos railway in Muang Phonhong district in Lao central Vientiane Province, Cai's so-called "office and bedroom" is made from simple bamboo shelves covered by large plastic sheets. There is no working table in her "office" but only a bed, while office equipments and materials were placed on the floor.

"We have only electric fan to cool down the heat. I slept only three or four hours a day these days. So fortunately the chef came the day before so we are now able to have good meals," the 50-year-old manager talked about her living conditions at the site. Cai has just arrived at the site of China-Laos railway in Muang Phonhong for one week.

"There is no other way because we have to rush to take advantages of dry season in Laos for construction," she said. Chinese companies are speeding up the construction of China-Laos railway after entering its first dry season since the railway construction was officially started on Dec. 25, 2016.

It is now dry season in Laos, the main construction period in tropical monsoon climate zone. Specifically for China-Laos railway construction, it is necessary to create favorable conditions for construction before the rainy season. For example, the tunnel must be excavated to a certain depth before the rainy season otherwise high rainfall might cause landslides.

China-Laos railway is a major strategic project which was reached and promoted by top leaders of the two countries. Speaking at the construction inaugural ceremony of China-Laos railway in late 2016, General Manager of China Railway International Co., Ltd and Chairman of Laos-China Railway Company Huang Difu said the China Railway Corporation will take the best of its advantages on railway management, technology and resources to lead other enterprises on survey and design, construction and equipment manufacturing among others, as well as cooperate with Lao government and relevant enterprises in order to construct and operate China-Laos railway in a good manner.

Huang pledged to resolutely implement the consensus reached by the two governments on railway construction and operation. On the basis of initial results, the company will continue strengthen communication and collaboration with Lao government at all levels, support each other, follow the plan and requirements so as to ensure high standards of quality and schedule, contributing to promoting socio-economic development of the two countries and prosperity of the two peoples.

China Railway No. 2 Group Co., Ltd is responsible for the construction of Muang Phonhong section. He Hongsong, head of construction commanding department of China Railway No. 2 Group Co., Ltd told Xinhua that the department held a meeting in early April to launch a campaign of "a 100-day of dry season working competition" to ensure the goal of full construction commence in June.

"We need to rush into the site and set up a safe, high quality working manner within 100 days in order to show the construction level of China railway agencies who dare to battle tough working conditions," Huang Ningshu, Party Secretary of the construction commanding department, said.

At the same time, the Lao side is also actively promoting the progress of China-Laos railway construction. At the end of March, the import of materials and equipments for railway construction embraced difficulties in Lao customs clearance. Right in early April, Lao government established a working group to approve the tax-free import of materials and equipments as well as set up a special lane for imports of materials and equipments for China-Laos railway construction.

Sometimes, villagers living near the construction site of China-Laos railway in Muang Phonhong took their children on motorcycles to the site for visit. Keobouphon Xayani (according to pronunciation), a Muang Phonhong villager, told reporter that villagers have been actively coordinating in construction demolition, while the initial construction of the railway has brought benefits to local residents.

"It is now easier for villagers to find jobs, while sales of agricultural products are better," the village chief told reporter.

The China-Laos railway has a total length of 414.332 kilometers with over 62.7 percent of bridges and tunnels, linking Mohan-Boten border gate in northern Laos and capital Vientiane. Operating speed on the route is designed at 160 km per hour. Construction of the project is scheduled for five years with investment of some 40 billion Chinese yuan (5.8 billion U.S. dollars), 70 percent of which comes from Chinese investment and the rest 30 percent from Lao side.

China-Laos railway is the first overseas route connecting with the railway system in China, using Chinese technology, equipment and investment.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 04:55 AM   #45
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keep the updates coming
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Old April 10th, 2017, 03:18 PM   #46
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Rail freight set to cut transport costs significantly

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Fre...onten_Rail.htm

The transport of goods by railway could cut costs by 30 to 50 percent of the current charges for road transportation, a senior government official has said.

Deputy Director General of the Lao Railway Department, Mr Sonesack N. Nhansana, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that Lao and Thai officials are preparing for the start of freight rail transport between the two countries. However, a precise date for the start of such a service has not yet been decided.

Lao and Thai authorities last week held an official ceremony to hand over a 38,000 square-metre container yard and other facilities at Laos' Thanalaeng railway station in Vientiane, as part of the Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project Phase II (Section I).

The Deputy Director said officials from both sides plan to initiate a single-window inspection system for goods to be transported by rail to streamline logistics and save time.

Rail freight will be faster and cheaper [compared to the current transport mode], he said. Mr Sonesack added that there was some detailed work that both sides needed to do before the rail transport of goods could begin.

We will try to launch the service soon, he said.

The plan involves turning Thanalaeng railway station into a dry port and is part of the government's interconnectivity effort to convert Laos from a landlocked to a land-linked country. It would help to reduce the existing expensive transport costs and boost trade and investment.

The government has announced its plan to build several railways to link the existing rail system with neighbouring countries and the rest of Asia. Laos currently has only 3.5km of railway track linking Vientiane with Thailand's Nong Khai province. So far, only passenger transport is provided by the railway.

High transport costs in Laos have contributed to the fact that many manufacturers are struggling to compete with their rivals in countries that have coastlines.

Freight costs between Vientiane and Bangkok Port (640 km) range from US$1,233 to US$2,088 per 40-ft container, according to studies carried out in 2016 by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

The cost of transport between Vientiane and Laem Chabang Port (693 km) is US$1,333 to US$2,088.

Freight transport costs from Laos to Yokohama Port in Japan were the highest among 13 cities, according to a 2014 survey conducted by JETRO.

Shipping costs for a 40-ft container from Vientiane to Yokohama Port were almost US$2,500 in 2014 and 2015, followed by the US$1,500 it cost to ship freight from New Delhi to Yokohama Port.

Shipping costs from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Taipei to Yokohama Port were the lowest at less than US$300.

By Souksakhone Vaenkeo
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Old April 20th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #47
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China-Laos railway construction updates



Members of China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team work on the site of a tunnel in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017



China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team build concrete mixing station in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017.



China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team build concrete mixing station in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017.

































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Old April 24th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #48
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great updates
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Old April 24th, 2017, 07:46 PM   #49
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Members of China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team work on the site of a tunnel in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017

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China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team build concrete mixing station in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017.

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China Railway No.8 Engineering Group's China-Laos railway construction team build concrete mixing station in Luang Prabang, Laos on April 14, 2017.
Clearly the section between Nam Seu Bridge - Phou Sanaen (65.6 km) -

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Clearly Phu Vat tunnel on Meuang Xay - Nam Seu Bridge (68.8 km) section by China Railway International Group


Construction of Ban Don Luang tunnel and other railway tunnels on Boten - Meuang Xay section (88.65 km) by China Railway No.5 Engineering Group

Construction of Ban na Sang Thong in Phou Sanaen - Ban Pa Village (61.49 km) section by Sinohydro Group
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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #50
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Laos-China railway construction ‘progressing well’

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Fre...n_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 Luang Namtha province are being bored with the Boten Tunnel having progressed the furthest at more than 50 metres, project coordinator for Luang Namtha province Mr ChanthachoneKeolakhone told Vientiane Times yesterday.


The Laos-China Friendship Tunnel, which crosses the Laos-China border, has been bored more than 10 metres so far, he added.

In addition, Chinese contractors are preparing to drill the foundations for a bridge connecting LuangNamtha and Oudomxay provinces.

As in other provinces, boring is ongoing in Oudomxay, project coordinator for the northern province, MrPhonpadithPhommakit, said, adding that about 30 tunnels will be bored in that province.


An official at the Chinese Embassy to Laos also said yesterday that construction of the US$5.8 billion railway is progressing well, citing information from Chinese contractors.

The 417-km railway, which connects Vientiane with the Chinese border through the provinces of Vientiane, LuangPrabang, Oudomxay and LuangNamtha, passes through 75 tunnels with a combined length of 197.83km.

The Lao and Chinese sides have been working hard to get the tunnels bored before the rainy season so that rainfall will not delay construction, as work can be carried out inside the tunnels during rain.

Construction of the single-track railway that began in December last year is set to be completed by 2021.

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Old May 22nd, 2017, 12:33 AM   #51
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Construction continues during monsoon season

Photos taken at construction sites at Louang Namtha and Oudomxai on May, 20th, 2017

















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Old May 22nd, 2017, 03:08 PM   #52
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updates from CREC8 on Laos-China railway

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ozpmuOKB_nUoPHIKefUshw

Section: ZLZQ-3
Length: 59.21km
Cost: 2.823 bln RMB,5 years
Tunnel: 16/39.956 km; Bridge: 28/9.139 km; Station: 6; Embankment:10114m; Culvert: 45


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concrete delivery on Mekong river


construction road at Ban LatHan






Phu Kluea Tunnel


Huay Phu Lai Tunnel

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Old May 22nd, 2017, 07:25 PM   #53
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construction site at hill top at Luang Prabang

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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:05 AM   #54
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Construction of Lao - China railway in Luang Phrabang Province including the bridge across Mekhong from Ban Muang Kham in Jomphet district to Ban Phornxai in Luang Phrabang district to be done in 2 years, Phu Khamyai tunnel ion Ban na Sang in Jomphet district, Pha Bong tunnel in Ban Phornxai in Luang Phrabang district ... and there are 6 tunnels in Luang Phrabang

there are new villages for abut hundred Chinese workers which Lao people cannot stand with due to the endless noise from construction sites and villages - forcing at least 5 families to move out

The contractors have virtually full authority to do anything they want despite of coordinate committee - 80 km of railway line in Luang Phrabang that pass 19 villages in Jomphet district, 11 villages in Luang Phrabang district and 14 villages in Xieng Ngoen district still have no EIA

http://www.rfa.org/lao/daily/economy...017001916.html
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Old May 31st, 2017, 09:55 PM   #55
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Laos-China railway operational in 2021, 51 tunnel entrances bored

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Fre...china_121.html

The Laos-China railway is planning to be officially operational in December 2021 with many tunnels already being bored, a senior government official has confirmed last week.

Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport and Chairman of the Laos-China Railway Project Management Committee, Mr Lattanamany Khounnivong made the confirmation in his news article published in a special column of Pathedlao newspaper last week.

Some 51 tunnel entrances have been bored after construction work on the US$5.8 billion project began in December last year, Mr Lattanamany wrote.

As many as 75 tunnels totaling 197.83 km and 167 bridges of 61.81 km will be built along the 414.332 km rail line linking Vientiane with the Chinese border.

Six Chinese contractors are carrying out construction of the project striving to complete the 1.435-metre standard-gauge single-track railway on time, according to previous reports.

All three tunnels in northern Luang Namtha province were being bored with the Boten Tunnel having progressed the furthest at more than 50 meters, project coordinator for Luang Namtha province Mr Chanthachone Keolakhone told Vientiane Times recently.

The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s central committee and the government recognized that rail was the most efficient transport mode in the context of landlocked Laos, according to Mr Lattanamany.

He explained that rail transport was cheaper and safer, and reduces travel times with less impact on the environment. Thus the Party and government had prioritised railway development as a critical key to switch Laos from a landlocked into a land-linked country.

The opportunity had come that will enable Laos to realize its landlocked to land-link ‘strategy’, the deputy minister wrote.

“The opportunity is the implementation of the One Belt One Road Initiative,” he said, referring to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative of which the Laos-China railway is part.

The Lao and Chinese governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project development on April 7, 2010. Both sides then worked on project details including carrying out an economic feasibility study, plus design and investment models that ended up with China putting in a 70 percent stake, while Laos invested the remainder.
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One more tunnel starts excavation on Jun 3rd, 2017

Na Teuy No 1 Tunnel: 1173m

Surrounding Rock Type IV and V (51%)



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Na Teuy No 1 Tunnel: 1173m

Surrounding Rock Type IV and V (51%)


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More details: Na Teuy No 1 Tunnel is in between km 12+670 - km. 13+843
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I cannot wait for this railway to become operational.
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Tunnelling ahead as Laos-China railway proceeds on track

http://vientianetimes.org.la/FreeCon...elling_162.htm



Construction of the Laos-China railway project is progressing as scheduled despite some work requiring a pause due to the rainy season, officials in charge said.

Work on boring tunnels is carrying on, project coordinator for Luang Namtha province Mr Chanthachone Keolakhone told Vientiane Times via telephone on Wednesday.

Mr Chanthachone said Lao and Chinese officials had worked hard to bore tunnel entrances before the rainy season so that rainfall would not delay construction.

Naturally, work inside the tunnels can be carried out without little regard to weather conditions outside.

Mr Chanthachone said that all three tunnels are being bored with the Boten Tunnel having progressed the furthest at more than 120 metres.

The Teentok Tunnel is gathering steam at 45 metres in length to date.

The Laos-China Friendship Tunnel, crossing the Laos-China border has seen more than 55 metres of progress thus far.

Mr Chanthachone said construction of bridges and roads related to the project are now on pause until rains end.

Construction may not meet the standards if we continue to work due to the rainfall, he said.

In particular, the preparations to drill the foundations for a bridge connecting Luang Namtha and Oudomxay provinces had to be halted.

In Oudomxay province, the project coordinator Mr Phonpadith Phommakit told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that work on around 34 tunnels is still ongoing.

Currently, some nine of 34 tunnels have been bored and are on now track, while some works of roads and bridges are also on pause due to the rainfall.

In Vientiane, project coordinator Mr Souneth Luangsouphom said officials have continued to remove barriers and to develop areas for the construction since the project began in December last year.

At present, Chinese contractors had already developed a 15 km stretch in preparation for construction to date, he said.

A 7km-long bridge from Dongxiengdy to Nakhoun villages in Naxaithong district will be constructed after the seasonal rainfalls conclude, he said.
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Tunnel excavation in Muang Kasi, Laos

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