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Re: Lao Railway Progress

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » June 17, 2018, 11:13 am

longest bridge of Lao-China railway project complete in the north suburbs of Vientiane: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/a/20180 ... 9d4f2.html
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » June 17, 2018, 11:23 am

some additional current photos of the railway construction from Skyscraper City. https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthre ... 15125[url][/url]
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by parrot » June 17, 2018, 7:06 pm

Am I imagining things.......or is Laos catching up to the rest of the world?

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » June 18, 2018, 5:49 pm

quickly being subsumed into a vassal state of China.. The Lao government took Chinese loans in the billions to build the railway.. If true to the form of Chinese loans around the world, the Lao will default and the Chinese take about a 30 year ownership of the line.. As for moving forward, I'd say that the majority of the largesse is being received by the top echelon of society over there... There are incredible proven mineral deposits in Laos that the Lao government put the brakes on exploiting back around 2006.. Specifically huge bauxite (for aluminum) down in the Bolovens Plateau.. I'd say a lot of it is being held for the northern fraternal socialist friends..
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by tamada » June 19, 2018, 4:34 am

parrot wrote:
June 17, 2018, 7:06 pm
Am I imagining things.......or is Laos catching up to the rest of the world?
If judging Lao economic progress by the number of moneyed Laotians loading up their Cayenne's and Denali's with toilet bowls and kitchen sinks at HomePro, then no.

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

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FrazeeDK wrote:
June 18, 2018, 5:49 pm
quickly being subsumed into a vassal state of China.. The Lao government took Chinese loans in the billions to build the railway.. If true to the form of Chinese loans around the world, the Lao will default and the Chinese take about a 30 year ownership of the line.. As for moving forward, I'd say that the majority of the largesse is being received by the top echelon of society over there... There are incredible proven mineral deposits in Laos that the Lao government put the brakes on exploiting back around 2006.. Specifically huge bauxite (for aluminum) down in the Bolovens Plateau.. I'd say a lot of it is being held for the northern fraternal socialist friends..
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » June 19, 2018, 5:13 am

It reminds one of the way the European powers, Japan and the USA carved up China back in the days of the Dowager Empress.
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » June 19, 2018, 7:59 pm

ah but now its the dragon eating those little geckos...
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by Barney » June 21, 2018, 3:41 pm

It may not only be the railways and loans that Laos will payback.

Laos is building a huge network or hydro power stations, up to a total of 100 in the next few years. With a capacity of 28,000MW.
And guess who will or is building them?
The intention is to make this a huge money earner for Laos, selling power to China, Thailand 10,000 MW, Vietnam 5000MW, Myanmar 200MW, Malaysia and Singapore 100MW. An article I read is that Laos wants to be know as the" Battery of Asean".
Good luck to them and hopefully the whole country will prosper.

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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » June 21, 2018, 5:18 pm

yes as they perform their obligatory "consultations" with the members of the Mekong River Commission then go ahead and build those additional dams on the Mekong.. Remember though that Thailand is the principal buyer of power out of Laos at this time.. Also note the Xayabouri dam on the Mekong which was and is quite controversial was built by a Thai construction firm..
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » July 26, 2018, 10:39 am

update from Chinese Belt and Road site: https://eng.yidaiyilu.gov.cn/qwyw/rdxw/60605.htm

here's a shot of the bridge piers being built across the Mekong at Luang Prabang: https://eng.yidaiyilu.gov.cn/qwyw/rdxw/59950.htm
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » July 26, 2018, 10:42 am

looks like both those Mekong spans were built in areas tough from an engineering standpoint. I don't think it would be as great a challenge in the Nong Khai area when, and I"ll emphasize "when" the rail bridge is built across the river to support the extension of the Kunming railway into Thailand..
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Re: Lao Railway Progress

Post by FrazeeDK » July 31, 2018, 7:21 pm

veddy interesting.. I don't think the Khorat airport about 45km east of the city has any scheduled flights these days.. Starting an international flight from Kunming?? Could it have anything to do with the Chinese workers that will provide support for the Phase III and IV rail building for the Thai-Chinese "High Speed" railway project??? https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... at-flights
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