The project plans were finalized on 25 July after 45 days of discussion by the government and contractors. The Mekong Intercontinental hotel, one of the projects, is projected to be the highest hotel Laos. The other project involves the construction of a large warehouse. Construction of a new 120,000-square-meter storage facility began on the same day as the hotel’s construction. The warehouse is expected to improve logistics systems between Thailand, Cambodia, China, and Laos. The first phase of construction of the Sithandone Special Economic Zone project began in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.