The Xayaburi Power Company Limited, Phetbandith Construction Company, and Leuxay Construction Company on November 22 donated almost 1.7 billion kip (over US$208,000) to contribute the restoration of the That Luang stupa.
The money was donated by Director of Xayaburi Power Company Limited Mr Davanh Hwang, Mr Khamphanh Malabandith, and Ms Soudsady Leuxay along with their families.
On behalf of That Luang Restoration Project Committee, Vientiane Mayor Mr Sinlavong Khoutphaithoun received the money from the three companies in attendance of Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Bouangern Saphouvong and relevant officials.
Of the total amount, Xayaburi Power Company gave more than 1.6 billion kip (US$200,000), while Phetbandith Construction Company contributed 30 million kip, and Leuxay Construction Company donated 30 million kip.
At the ceremony, Mr Sinlavong expressed thanks and gratitude to the above mentioned three companies for their contribution to the renovation of the That Luang stupa.
This is the fourth renovation of That Luang stupa with total worth of 15 billion kip (over US$1.8 million) and the project is reportedly about 10 per cent complete.
Source: Lao News Agency