The ground-breaking ceremony (Source: nhandan.com)
Vientiane (VNA) – Construction of the new headquarters of the Vietnamese Consulate General in the northern Lao province of Luang Prabang began on January 7.

The same day, work also started on houses for officials of Vietnamese representative offices in the province as part of the 2,042 sq.m project.

Addressing the event, Tran Van Tuan, Vietnamese Consul General to Luang Prabang and northern Lao provinces said, the new headquarters, once operational, will serve as a common house for Vietnamese in northern Laos.

It is also expected to contribute to consolidating and promoting the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in general as well as between northern Lao provinces and Vietnamese localities in particular.

Somvang Vongvalay, a representative of the project’s contractor, promised to ensure the project’s progress and quality.

Since its inception in 2005, the Vietnamese Consulate General in northern Laos have greatly contributed to preserving and enhancing the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos as well as among their localities in all areas.-VNA