Vang Vieng town receives $8 million to upgrade its infrastructure for tourism

The destination will see new roads, bridges, and improved drainage systems 

There are also reports that a new road to Kaeng Nyui Waterfall is to be built, which will take 24 months to complete. pojvistaimage/Shutterstock

Vang Vieng, a small town north of Vientiane, is to receive USD8 million in funds to upgrade and improve its infrastructure, reported Laotian Times 

New roads and bridges are expected to be seen in the tourist town, including improved drainage that is being financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  

There are also reports that a new road to Kaeng Nyui Waterfall is to be built, which will take 24 months to complete.  

The six-kilometre road will be six metres wide, facilitating restaurants and shops for tourists and a sidewalk for pedestrians.  

Moreover, an 80-metre concrete bridge crossing the Nam Song River can be seen under the infrastructure project, as well as a road along the west side of the river.  

Back in 2019, the Government of Laos announced that it planned to nurture Vang Vieng District into the country’s “official tourism town” by 2020. 

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Prime Minister Thongloun organised a working trip to Vang Vieng to assess the district and offer advice on how to revamp the tourist town.  

The scheme came with a USD47 million infrastructure grant provided by ADB to improve infrastructure in the district and around the Nam Ngum reservoir to support the growth of tourism. 

The Property Report editors wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected]. 

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