Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway 40 percent complete

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Construction work is around 40 percent complete on an expressway linking the capital of Vientiane with Vangvieng, a well-known tourism district in Vientiane province.
The construction of the 113.5-km road, which kick-started last April, is expected to take three years to complete, officials in charge said.
Lao officials are reviewing the project’s implementation that will also take into consideration the potential problems during implementation, a Lao government official in-charge of the project told Vientiane Times on Tuesday.
The new road, which includes a 679-metre tunnel at Phoupha Mountain, will shorten the distance by 43 km when compared to the existing national Road No. 13 North.


Souksakhone Vaenkeo