Lao PM orders actions to ensure smooth flow of logistics


VIENTIANE: Lao Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone (pic) visited Thanaleng Dry Port in Lao capital Vientiane, and ordered stakeholders to work together to streamline procedures, speed up logistics and transport systems, and cut costs to boost the flow of freight destined for delivery within Laos and to countries in the sub-region.

During the visit on Saturday (Feb 24), Lao Prime Minister Sonexay issued the instruction after learning that it was possible to implement cost-cutting measures and remove unnecessary steps in the shipping process to bolster competitiveness and speed up the transport of freight, according to Lao Economic Daily report on Wednesday.

Sonexay said reducing logistics and transport costs is a common goal of the Lao government in efforts to increase competitiveness and convert Laos from a landlocked country to a land-linked one.

Lao Prime Minister Sonexay told authorities in charge to carry out proper inspections of all containers, in order to prevent the movement of prohibited or inappropriate goods. - Xinhua

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