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220KM ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY FROM SAVANNAKHET TO LAO BAO (VIETNAM BORDER)
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Hj Tun Abdul Razak together with the then Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of Lao PDR, witnessed the Signing of the Master Concession Agreement on 5th November 2012.

The investment project provision value at USD6,346,284,339.00 and expected to be completed by 2020.

Giant Rail Company Limited was registered on 4th February 2013, representing Malaysian and Laotian as the project concessionaires’ shareholders with the Government of Lao PDR holding 10% equity. 
 
 
Concessionaire Company, Giant Rail Company Limited has obtained the rights to Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) a new double electrified track railway (220 kilometers) parallel with Route 9 road in Savannakhet, including all necessary facilities from Savannakhet to Lao Bao (Lao-Vietnam Border) through Savannakhet Province. This Project, as the first double-line electrified railway with 1.435mm standard gauge in Laos, will play a key role in the planned 2500km national railway network and meanwhile is a part of the international corridor, specially “East West Economy Corridor (EWEC)”. Meanwhile, this Project breaks a new ground for the construction of the railway with 1.435mm standard gauge in Southeast Asia and can be regarded as the demonstration and model in Southeast Asia.
 
Deputy Minister of Transport, H.E. Datuk Aziz Kaprawi witnessed the ground breaking ceremony at the project site in Savannakhet on 18th December 2013.
 
Giant Rail Company Limited is receiving the service of OSI INTERWERKS SDN. BHD., in Malaysia as the Project Management Consultants to design, manage, oversees and supervise the project construction till completion.
 

OSI Interwerks Sdn. Bhd. will undertake scope of service as follows:-

  • Land Survey work;
  • Civil & Structural Engineering Designs (Bridges);
  • Civil & Structural Engineering Designs (Buildings & Rail);
  • Mechanical & Electrical Designs;
  • Environmental Impact Studies (EIA);
  • Geometric/Track Geometric;
  • Information Technology (IT);
  • Telecommunications & Signaling;
  • Geotechnical;
  • Quantity Survey;
  • Architectural Designs;
  • Urban & Regional Planning:
  • Legal; and
  • Project Technical Auditor

OSI Interwerks Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) has been given the responsibility to undertake the planning, designing, constructing and building and supervision of all the works of the entire Development in accordance with the Approved Plans.

As of 10th March 2015, project management consultant (OSI Interwerks Sdn. Bhd.)  handed over of the “Construction & Contract” documents to Concessionaire.

Released of “Bill of Quantity” to contractors and briefing ceremony held from 24th May to 30th May 2015.

 

STATIONS AND DESIGN IMPRESSIONS

Objective

The main objective of the preliminary surveyworks are to provide adequate framework for future survey and other related activities and studies which would enable data acquisition be made to assists in design and construction of proposed double track electrified railway from Savannakhet to Lao Bao .

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Planning

Lao People's Democratic Republic, situated in north Indo-China peninsula, serves as an important linkage between China and ASEAN countries. Although Laos covering an area of 23.68 X 104 km2 only. Laos has a enormous virgin land with potential for economic development integral to its abundance of natural resources. 

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Proposition

The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic have signed a Master Agreement on 9th November, 2012 with Giant Consolidated Limited for the railway construction of the part of Lao National Railway Network that is from Savannakhet to Lao Bao which is approximately 220km on a Build-Operate-Transfer basis.

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