Vientiane – Nong Khai Cable-Car Project

A sustainable cable border sustainable connectivity solutions

Vientiane – Nong Khai Cross-Border Cable Car Workshop

In November SMMR presented the vision for a cross-border cable car to connect the Vientiane – Nong Khai Metropolitan areas [in a multi-stakeholder workshop].

This represent third – cross border workshop in August – vision continues to be refined and defined.

The SMMR project team and partners have since developed a detailed vision for a cross

To the Governor of Nong Khai

in two workshops


On Tuesday (17th Nov) the Governor of Nong Khai, in coorperation with SMMR hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop in which Dr Pichai Uamturapojn the SMMR National Expert for Thailand presented the vision for a cross-border cable car.

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The envisioned cable car represents a cross border sustainable mobility solution to connect Lao PDR and Thailand over the Mekong River.

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The workshop brought together participants from the public (local and national) and private sector to discuss the vision for a cross-border Vientiane-Nong Khai cable car.

The #SMMR team and partners are developing a detailed cross border cable car visioning document with input from the local and national governments.

Project Objective

The objective of the undertaking is to create a high qualityhigh capacity cross-border connection between public transport networks in Lao PDR and Thailand, in order to cater for the expected increase of cross-border traffic linked to the SKRL and attract regional and international tourism by inclusive safe and sustainable modes of transport. 

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SMMR – assessment of the existing situation

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IN a dynamic/ local development dynamic

Covid recovery


The SMMR team would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Governor of both Nong Khai and Vientiane for [support] in co-creating the cross-border cable car workshop.

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