Vientiane Vice Mayor urges residents to clean up

Posted by samakomlao Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vientiane Vice Mayor and SEA Games Decoration Chairman Bounchan Sinthavong has urged everyone to help clean up and beautify Vientiane ahead of the SEA Games in December.

At a press conference, Mr Bounchan said cleaning was the responsibility of people who live along Vientiane roadsides, who should make sure their front yard and house is clean and free of dust.

“Five districts in central Vientiane have assigned village officials to sign contracts with people who have promised to clear and clean their land, which will help to spruce up Vientiane before and during the games,” he said.

The committee said more than 1,500 families lived along the 21 major roads in Vientiane , and that those people should share the workload to make sure the city presents a good image.

“As part of our mission, district and village officials will be checking to see that local people have cleaned up around their houses,” Mr Bonuchan said.

The vice mayor also reported that the decorative work around Vientiane was 95 percent complete, and this included planting shrubs, raising the national flag of each guest country and displaying the SEA Games logo.

“We have been putting up flags since Friday and the decorations are almost finished in Vientiane , to attract local and foreign visitors to the event. We also plan to install special lights in various parks,” he said.

He also reported on the construction of the major road link to the sports complex at the National University of Laos Dongdok campus, the SEA Games Village , and the major road from Donnoun to the National Stadium.

“This month the construction of the road, the installation of the lights and the planting of shrubs along roads from Phontong to Dongdok will be complete. Some parts of the road between Donnoun and the National Stadium are under repair due to damage from the rainy season,” Mr Bounchan said.

He added that if nothing went wrong, most of the work would be done on time or before the games. The vice mayor urged people to work together to keep cleaning from now on in order to welcome visitors from abroad to Vientiane next month.

By Souknilundon Southivongnorath

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