Laos pushes ahead with plan to build provincial smart cities

Oudomxay in northern Laos is set to become a smart city and an IT-powered logistics hub

The government in Laos is currently finalising negotiations with developers and investors to build smart cities in the northern provinces of Luang Namtha and Oudomxay, according to a report by the Vientiane Times.

Once the negotiations are finalised, the authorities and the potential developers will proceed to outline regulatory issues such as concessions. Reportedly, the smart cities will be developed by Thailand’s Amata Corporation.

Laos’ smart city policy was formulated in 2019 as part of the country’s national socio-economic development plan which seeks to transform Laos with its notoriously insufficient infrastructure to a country regionally linked through the use of IT-driven logistics facilities. The new high-speed railway currently being built by the Chinese crossing Laos from north to south is contributing to this.

Smart cities would modernise communities and strengthen local livelihoods, the government says

Under the agreement, Amata will receive land concessions to develop the Oudomxay and Luang Namtha districts into a smart city and logistics hub in line with the government’s policies to modernize communities and strengthen local livelihoods. Amata is responsible for doing economic and technical feasibility studies and seeking sources of funding. Domestic and overseas shareholders are expected to invest in the project.

Under the development plan, the first phase would turn five villages in the Oudomxay district located on 800 hectares of land near the Laos-China railway into a regional logistics hub that will link with international ports in Thailand and Vietnam.

In the second phase, the developer would transform Luang Namtha district into a modern city comprising 14 villages on an area of 3,700 hectares. Advanced technology would be incorporated to attract overseas investors and ensure the project develops effectively.



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Oudomxay in northern Laos is set to become a smart city and an IT-powered logistics hub The government in Laos is currently finalising negotiations with developers and investors to build smart cities in the northern provinces of Luang Namtha and Oudomxay, according to a report by the Vientiane Times. Once the negotiations are finalised, the authorities and the potential developers will proceed to outline regulatory issues such as concessions. Reportedly, the smart cities will be developed by Thailand’s Amata Corporation. Laos' smart city policy was formulated in 2019 as part of the country's national socio-economic development plan which seeks to...

Oudomxay in northern Laos is set to become a smart city and an IT-powered logistics hub

The government in Laos is currently finalising negotiations with developers and investors to build smart cities in the northern provinces of Luang Namtha and Oudomxay, according to a report by the Vientiane Times.

Once the negotiations are finalised, the authorities and the potential developers will proceed to outline regulatory issues such as concessions. Reportedly, the smart cities will be developed by Thailand’s Amata Corporation.

Laos’ smart city policy was formulated in 2019 as part of the country’s national socio-economic development plan which seeks to transform Laos with its notoriously insufficient infrastructure to a country regionally linked through the use of IT-driven logistics facilities. The new high-speed railway currently being built by the Chinese crossing Laos from north to south is contributing to this.

Smart cities would modernise communities and strengthen local livelihoods, the government says

Under the agreement, Amata will receive land concessions to develop the Oudomxay and Luang Namtha districts into a smart city and logistics hub in line with the government’s policies to modernize communities and strengthen local livelihoods. Amata is responsible for doing economic and technical feasibility studies and seeking sources of funding. Domestic and overseas shareholders are expected to invest in the project.

Under the development plan, the first phase would turn five villages in the Oudomxay district located on 800 hectares of land near the Laos-China railway into a regional logistics hub that will link with international ports in Thailand and Vietnam.

In the second phase, the developer would transform Luang Namtha district into a modern city comprising 14 villages on an area of 3,700 hectares. Advanced technology would be incorporated to attract overseas investors and ensure the project develops effectively.



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