New tourist attraction breaks ground

Photo: The biggest shopping mall in Vientiane, Talat sao morning market.

Local entrepreneurs held a foundation-stone laying ceremony on Sunday morning, marking an important stage of the construction of the Hongthong Development Project in central Vientiane .

The 25-billion-kip project will be completed before the SEA Games in Vientiane next year for the benefit of the large number of visitors to the capital.

The 17,000 square metre site will feature a parking lot, handicraft stores, restaurants and other facilities, which will be open around the clock to accommodate the increasing number of tourists to Laos .

The ceremony took place at the site opposite the National Stadium, attended by the Mayor of Vientiane, Dr Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, and officials from the relevant sectors.

K hamphay Construction Company President Khamphay Somsana said he expected more than 300 booths to be booked by vendors followi ng the completion of the project. There will also be stalls for the sale of goods produced by people of various ethnic groups.

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