Cross-border bridge congestion target of Savan Park proposal

Date: 27, Apr, 2017   Time: 4:34 pm

Savan Logistics based in the Special Economic Zone or Savan Park (SEZ) has proposed establishment of Common Control Areas (CCA) in the park, aimed at easing traffic congestion at the Lao-Thai border checkpoint.

Currently the CCA proposal is being discussed among the officials concerned from line ministries, especially the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and other parties.

Following the concept of establishment of the CCA at the park proposed by Savan Logistics, an experienced international operator, with particular expertise in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China.

The company anticipates that the flow of logistics and traffic jams at the checkpoint will be solved and minimise the time consumption while dealing with paperwork at the border.

In his comments at the consultation meeting on the CCA, the Managing Director of Savan Logistics Co., Ltd Mr Daovone Phachanthavong said the objective of his company was to upgrade the logistics system in Laos, especially to assist the park to meet international standards. 

 

 

“We are ready to provide IT system to lodge the establishment of CCA at the park, aiming to decrease the massive traffic congestion at the checkpoint at the bridge,” he said.

He also asked for the government sector to help the company with the regulatory processes and intensive cooperation in a bid to boost an increase of foreign investors to Laos and to Savan Park in particular.

Mr Daovone also said that his company will also support the installation of IT systems when the establishment of  CCA in the park is finalised by the government.

In his conclusion to the meeting he co-chaired, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport Mr Viengsavath Siphandone said that the plan could be beneficial in easing the congestion at the checkpoint.

“Most importantly, the comments made by the meeting participants today will be useful for further discussion with high level officials,” he said, adding that the relocation of the CCA from the 2nd Lao-Thai Friendship or Savannakhet- Mukdahan checkpoint to the Savan logistics park was a possibility.

He added that the relocation of CCA is also part of the government’s priority to solve the congestion at the checkpoint as quick as possible as recently suggested by Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy.

 

Vientiane Times 26 April 2017