Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park will drive Laos’ land-link, mega-project effort

The dry port and logistics park is one of four mega projects under the Lao Logistics Link (LLL) project, which PTLH has been granted a concession to develop. The other three projects are the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province, which the Lao developer and its Vietnamese partner will jointly develop and operate; a planned railway connecting Vientiane with the seaport; and a planned 2,000MW coal-fired power plant in central Khammuan province.

Human rights claims undermine China’s investment abroad, report finds

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre logged 679 charges of human rights abuse against Chinese companies operating abroad between 2013 and 2020. Among the key findeings were problems associated with lost livelihoods linked to a rail project in Laos were noted, the vast majority of the renewable energy complaints were related to hydropower projects, and Myanmar saw the most allegations of any country with 97.