Laos to accelerate transport modernisation to drive growth


VIENTIANE: Lao Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone (pic) has urged relevant sectors to speed up the modernisation of transport and logistics systems in the South-East Asian country, and to maximise the potential provided by the rail network to drive growth.

Speaking at a meeting on the country's public works and transport on Tuesday (April 9), Sonexay said transport and logistics are important drivers of the economy and significant generators of revenue, the Lao National TV reported on Thursday.

Sonexay urged the Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport to maintain a durable condition of the public roads to facilitate travels.

He added that the China-Laos Railway is an important factor in Laos' economic growth, calling for the development of an aligned multimodal transport system integrated with it to further enlarge its role. - Xinhua

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