Local contractors held a ceremony on March 24 announcing the handover of newly upgraded roads to the Vientiane authorities.
The construction project, worth over 73 billion kip (USD 9 million), was conducted between January 2016 and March 2017.
The ceremony took place in Phonpapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane, in the presence of Vientiane Vice Mayor Mr Keophilavanh Aphaylath, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport Ms Vilaykham Phosalath, Deputy Minister of Finance Ms Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, the President of the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA), Mr Newin Sinsiri, and relevant officials.
NEDA is Thailand’s international development aid agency which was officially established in 2005 as a public organization under the supervision of Thailand’s Minister of Finance.
The project is considered a priority of the government for improving roads in the capital, including Kamphengmeuang Road, which stretches between That Luang intersection and Phonthan junction, and 23 Singha Road stretching between That Luang and Huakhua, along with other main roads.
The upgrade work involved removal of barriers and electricity poles and reinstallation of water pipes, traffic signs and drainage pipes, sidewalks and resurfacing.
The project aimed to help solve traffic congestion for motorists in the capital as well as to facilitate smooth traffic flow during the ASEAN Summits and related meetings held in the capital late last year.
Source: Lao News Agency