Laos government announces new Vientiane-Pakse expressway

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Laos government announces new Vientiane-Pakse expressway

Travelling across Laos is going to get a whole lot easier thanks to ongoing infrastructure projects.

Only seven months after the opening of the very first expressway in the country – the December 2020 start of the Vientiane-Vang Vieng link – the government has approved route selection for a new road connection that will link the capital Vientiane with the southern city of Pakse.

The 578-km highway is part of the National Socio-Economic Development Plan, an extensive state-wide transportation upgrade comprising of rail and road projects. Due to a challenging mountainous landscape and a previous lack of development, Laos has had limited national transportation routes.

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