(KPL/VNA) The Vietnam-funded radio and television broadcasting station was put into operation in Laos’ central province of Savannakhet on Dec 25 after three years of construction.
The 10,000-sq-m facility was built at a total cost of nearly 115 billion VND (4.9 million USD) as the Vietnamese government’s non-refundable aid.
The station comprises a 135m-high antenna pole, working offices, and TV and radio broadcasting systems.
The project is one of the key cooperation activities between Vietnamese radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhone Razmountri said that the station helps increase radio and TV broadcast coverage in central Laos so that local residents are able to get a deep insight into the Party’s guidelines and the state’s regulations.
Also, it will make contributions to developing the special relations between the two nations, he said, expressing his gratitude for the Vietnamese Party, state and people for supporting Laos in the past years.
This is the fourth broadcasting station in Laos sponsored by the Vietnamese government, following three in Champassak province in the south, and Luang Prabang and Oudomxay provinces in the north.
Source: Lao News Agency