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Lao deputy PM inspects construction of Vietnamese-funded National Assembly house

The Patuxai (Victory Gate) monument. Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Wuttichok Panichiwarapun / Shutterstock. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

VIENTIANE, Nov 3, 2020, VNS. Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Laos-Việt Nam Cooperation Committee Sonexay Siphandone inspected the construction of the Lao National Assembly building in Vientiane on Monday, Vietnam News reported.

The building is a gift of the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their Lao counterparts.

Reporting to the Lao leader about the project’s progress, Vice Commander of Việt Nam’s Corps 11 Col. Nguyễn Chiến said after 845 days of construction, the building has been basically completed with 70 per cent painting finished and 85 per cent of water and electricity supply installed.

Siphandone praised staff of Corps 11 for their high sense of responsibility for the work despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He expressed his belief that the building will deserve as a symbol of bilateral friendship, and pledged to ask the Lao Government and agencies to deal with the contractor’s suggestions to complete the work as scheduled.

Built at That Luang Square, the NA House building costs more than US$100 million, with five floors and one basement accommodating 800-1,000 people.

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