Lao Government invests over US$ 5 million in improvement of road linking Vietnam

Lao government decided to invest US$5.3 million in the improvement of road No 16 E links Sekong province of Laos to Da Nang of Vietnam.

Deputy Head of Public Works and Transport Division of Sekong province, Mr Soutthana Sihavong believed that the road would improve the socio-economic development in the province.
The road No 16E with a 69-km stretch would be improved as national road running from Sekong province to Dakcheung district (Lao-Vietnam border checkpoint), which is expected to be completed by 2013.
This road is a short distance linking southern provinces of Laos to the Danang port in central part of Vietnam. He said that when the construction completed, it would be a main strategy road for goods transportation between Laos and Vietnam.
The province would get benefit from the improvement of this road, he believed. It would attract more investors to invest in the province and local people will gain higher income.
This road will also link the road No.11 in Champassak province and connects to Ubon province (Thailand), link the road No 18B in Attapeu province running to Cambodia.
The development of road No 16E is the Government's effort to build as the national road of Laos in southern provinces to link the national road of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand with the aim of creating more convenience for goods transportation, investment as well as tourism.