More funding sourced for construction of Phongsaly provincial capital

A total of US$200 million has been sourced through a loan from China to finance construction projects relating to the new Phongsaly provincial capital in Bounneua district in the far north of Laos. Director of the Provincial Department of Planning and Investment Mr Khamlek Chay-isane told Vientiane Times on Friday that with this amount of funding, the relocation to the new capital should be completed as planned. The US$200 million will be disbursed for infrastructure construction such as roads, public parks, electricity, water supply as well as the construction of public offices, he said. We have planned to complete the construction of all public offices in the new capital by 2020.

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