It is been 4 years ago since the last time I was in Laos. As soon as I left Wattay International Airport and right a way I’ve notices changes in the streets of Vientiane. The traffic was the first thing I’ve notice, so many cars and motorcycles shares the same small roads. I can’t believe my eyes that once a sleepy town are now clogged up with all kinds of vehicle. Yet! The only major road construction I’ve seen is along MeKong River just north of Don Chan Palace Hotel. The Korean firm is the lead on this flood protection/road.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation have a lot of work ahead of them. Traffic in Vientiane is getting worse by the day, therefore they need to fix the current problem and plan for the future as well. Eventually some type of public transportation to move people in and out of center of town. Widening the existing roads and build some type of express ways around the city. It will comes down to who’s going to pay for it?