Construction of new Bus Terminal in Vientiane

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Jan 29, 2011
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Bus services relocate as work begins on new terminal

All buses are now operating out of two temporary stations to pave the way for the construction of a new 12-storey building to house the inner city bus station near the Morning Market in central Vientiane. However, the relocation to an area near the existing site has led to traffic congestion in the area, causing members of the public to complain about the new arrangements.

General Director of the State Bus Company Mr Khamphoun Temalat told Vientiane Times yesterday that tuk-tuks must also be relocated as part of efforts to minimise the problem. The relocation aims to ensure the usual services of over 60 buses which are currently registered at the inner city bus station, including those commuting between Laos and Thailand. Vientiane authorities signed an agreement with Chitchareun Construction Company in June last year, allowing the company to develop the US$47.5 million bus station to provide better facilities for public transport users.

Located on the same site in Nongchan village in Vientiane's Chanthabouly district, the project will include a 12-storey building housing a shopping centre, offices for rent and parking areas designed to alleviate the parking crisis in the capital. The project will cover an area of 7,632 square metres and construction is scheduled for completion in 2017 with a concession period of 70 years that can be extended depending on the government's approval. The first floor of the 12-storey building will accommodated parked buses. Director of Chitchareun Construction Company Mr Somvang Vongvilay told Vientiane Times recently that half of the 12-storey building will be allocated for parking to respond to the growing number of vehicles in the capital.

Source: New Bus Terminal to be built in Vientiane - (Latest Update September 3, 2015)
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