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REPORT–BRUNEI–ATF 2010:
Two more bridges linking Thailand and Lao PDR over the Mekong River are in the pipeline. When completed, they will raise the total number of bridges between the two countries to fours.

The first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong linking the Thai province of Nong Khai and Lao PDR. capital of Vientiane was opened in 1994 with Australian funding.

The second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge linking the Lao province of Savannakhet with northeastern Thailand's Mukdahan province was opened in 2006.

As both bridges are international border checkpoints, they are playing a major role in promoting cross-border travel and trade. Over time, they will facilitate significant movements by overland visitors throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion countries. In 2009, Laos visitor arrivals to Thailand totalled 639,692 up 2.92% over 2008.

The Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge 
The 630 metre long and 16.7 metre wide bridge will link Nakhon Phanom province in Thailand with Thakhek, Khammouane in Lao PDR. The foundation stone was laid on 6 March, 2009, and construction is expected to take around 30 months. The project starts from Highway No. 212 in Thailand and connects to Road Number 13 in Lao PDR, a total of 5.2 kms in lenght.

The Fourth Thai - Lao Friendship Bridge 
The 480 m bridge will link Huayxai district in Lao PDR’s Bokeo province to Chiang Khong in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province. This bridge will be connected to a section of the Asian Highway that links Lao PDR, China, and Thailand. Construction work will commence in March 2010 and be finished within 30 months. The Chinese and Thai governments have jointly invested around US$ 50 million on a 50 –50 basis,and it is in the form of cooperative shares

The bridge is part of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s North-South Economic Corridor project, linking Chiang Rai province to Kunming, capital of south-west China's Yunnan province via Highway Number 3 in Lao PDR.

In 2009, Lao visitor arrivals to Thailand totaled 639,692 up 2.92 percent over 2008.


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it is only registered record, there are more than that if you count illegal visiting and labor. i know some of rich people across to the border to shopping and KFC.

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Over half million of Lao pdr to visit Thailand huh?  How about Thai visits Lao pdr 4 the year 2009?  Anybody know?  Maybe not as much as Lao to Thailand huh?
Thank yooooooooo.
Sincere person, mpls MN

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I think there is KFC in VTE, isn't there?

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There is one KFC in Vientiane, but this KFC stands for "Khouvieng Fried Chicken"

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Anonymous wrote:

There is one KFC in Vientiane, but this KFC stands for "Khouvieng Fried Chicken"

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 I think our KFC'   way better than western KFC.



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I even crossed into Nongkhai and back without a visa.  The custom officers just waved us through.  Must have been something to do with the important Lao man I was traveling with, I won't mention who.

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Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

There is one KFC in Vientiane, but this KFC stands for "Khouvieng Fried Chicken"

5555555555




I think our KFC'   way better than western KFC.

 



u always think you're better than anyone else , what a big head!no

 



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Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

There is one KFC in Vientiane, but this KFC stands for "Khouvieng Fried Chicken"

5555555555




I think our KFC'   way better than western KFC.

 



u always think you're better than anyone else , what a big head!no

 

 




fried stuff not good for health, better not eat them, brothers



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There are so many hundred thousand a year Thai people went to Laos for tourist, they went to visit Vienteine, Laung Prabang, southern of Laos, etc.  They spent a lot of money there that benefit to Laos country.  

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