Kasy-Nan road closed after landslides

Authorities in Kasy district of Vientiane province have barred all vehicles from using a section of Road No 4C going to Nan district in Luang Prabang province after it was blocked following landslides.

Director of Kasy district’s Public Works and Transport office, Mr Phan Namvong, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that motorists travelling from Kasy province to Nan district should avoid this road because it had been damaged by flash floods and landslides.

“The authorities have barred all vehicles from using this road for a week,” he said.

The landslides occurred at noon on July 7 following heavy rainfall. The landslides occurred about 10 km downstream from Phou Kao Lak on the mountainous road that links Kasy to Nan. Some 300 metres of the road were blocked by the landslides, he said.

Mr Phan said: “Today, our officials and officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport have teamed up to survey the landslide site and to find ways to carry out emergency repairs.”

A safer route to the northern provinces is Road No 13 North, which goes from from Kasy district to Phoukhoun district in Luang Prabang province, he said.

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