The government is arranging a number of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Viengxay, one of two strongholds of the Lao revolutionary forces during the Indochina War.
There will be 12 main activities to mark the historical event. The grand celebration of Viengxay will take place on November 30, Vice President Phankham Viphavanh told a press conference on Tuesday.
The celebration aims to commemorate the leading role of Viengxay in the prolonged struggle of the Lao people against colonial administration during the Indochina War.
Viengxay, located in the mountainous province Huaphan, houses a number of caves and some of them were used as residential and working places by revolutionary leaders including President Kaysone Phomvihane and his predecessor Souphanouvong.
Between 1964 and 1970, Viengxay was heavily bombarded and a number of patriots sacrificed their lives for the national revolutionary cause.
Prior to the 50th founding anniversary of Viengxay (November 30), there will be several interesting activities including a multi-ethnic festival, trade fair and sport events, four separate caravans from Vientiane to Viengxay.
Vice President Phankham, who is also head of the organising committee for the celebration of the 50thanniversary of Viengxay, called on relevant sectors to continue implementing their tasks in an effective manner so that they can fulfill the objectives of the celebration.
At the press conference, representatives from domestic and foreign-owned companies announced their financial contributions to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Viengxay.
Source: Lao News Agency