Hanoi helps Vientiane build military traditional house hinh anh 1Scene at the ceremony. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Vientiane (VNA) – The construction of a traditional house of the Military Command of the capital city of Vientiane, Laos, began on January 7, as a gift from the High Command of Hanoi capital city.

The house, once becoming operational, will preserve historical documents, images and objects of the Lao army in general and the Military Command of Vientiane capital city in particular.

Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Commander of the Hanoi High Command Major General Nguyen Doan Anh said the building reflects the realisation of an agreement signed between the two countries’ defence ministries on December 25, 2015.

Colonel Siphone Chansomvong, Political Commissar at the Vientiane Military Command, expressed his deep gratitude for the support from Vietnam’s Party, Government, army and people.

The gift will forge further the ties between the two agencies and nations, he said.-VNA