Table of Distances

Luang Namtha City
Boten Border Town
Capital Vientiane
Huay Xai (Thailand Border)
Dien Bien (Vietnam Border)
Suitable Industries
Rubber, Plastics, Food, Beverage, Products for Wood & Cork, Chemical Pharmaceuticals, Machinery, Scientific Research, Warehousing, Logisticsc

About Luang Namtha Province

Luang Namtha province shares a 140-kilometre land border with the People’s Republic of China, and its northwest frontier with Myanmar follows a 130-kilometer stretch of the Mekong River and the Laos province of Oudomxay. The province’s capital is Luang Namtha. 

The 422-kilometre-long China-Laos Railway connects border town Boten with Chinese city Mohan and Laos’ capital Vientiane; Luang Namtha province’s major railway station is at Natuey, adjacent to the new Amata Smart and Eco City Natuey.

Last year, the Laos government has approved the construction of an expressway running between Bokeo province and Boten at Luang Namtha province, which will link China and Thailand through Laos. In addition, surveys of the next three sections of the Laos-China Expressway, which is being built between Vientiane and Boten have been completed. The expressway will run for a distance of 440 kilometres and will be built in four sections. The first section between capital Vientiane and Vangvieng district was been opened in December 2021.

Why Laos?

Strategic Location

Close access to neighboring four countries (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar), developments of rail and highway infrastructure to connect major cities, air and seaports beyond country borders 

Supportive Investment Environment

Supportive investment environment from the Lao government and high tax incentives

Friendly & Trainable Workforce

Young, friendly and trainable workforce (Laos has a total population of 7.2 million people with median age of 24 years)

Socially & Politically Stable

Socially and politically stable, neutral and welcoming government

Good Climate

Good climate and precious environment, flood free

Low Utility Rates

Lowest utility rates in the region, power generated from renewable energy sources to support low-carbon manufacturing

Very low minimum wages

Investment Incentives

Lao PDR offers land leasehold to foreign investors with the possibility to extend leasehold terms. Investors located inside Amata Smart and Eco City will benefit from Special Economic Zone status the project has been granted by the Laos government.

Profit Tax Incentives


  • Luang Namtha

    Luang Namtha is the province and provincial capital and around 37km fom Amata’s new site
  • Vientiane

    Vientiane is the capital and the largest city of Laos with a population of over 800,000 people located on the banks of the Mekong River.
  • China-Laos Railway

    The 422-kilometre-long China-Laos Railway connects border town Boten with Vientiane; Luang Namtha province’s major railway station is at Natuey, adjacent to Amata’s new site
  • China-Laos-Thailand Railway

    Thailand will accelerate its railway connectivity to be linked to the China-Laos railway project. The 253-km section between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima will be the first phase of the PRC-Thailand high-speed railway project with the target to operate by 2026.
  • Houay Xai

    Houay Xai is a district in Bokeo province, Laos, on the Mekong River opposite Chiang Khong, Thailand. Asian Highway 3, which runs through the province, extends north to Yunnan Province of China and south to Chiang Rai Province of Thailand.
  • Nong Kai

    Nong Khai is a province and border town on the bank of the Mekong River, which also forms the border with Laos. Vientiane is only 25km from the provincial capital of Nong Khai. The Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge connects the countries.
  • Highway

    The first section Vientiane-Vangvieng of the new Laos-China Highway was opened in 2021. The highway will eventually link the Lao capital with the Chinese border town Boten.
  • Oudomxay

    Oudomxay is the neighboring province to Luang Namtha, the province capital is Muang Xai.

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