Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan handed over an office building as a gift to authorities of the Lao province of Houaphan on May 21.

Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath along with many senior officials attended the event.

Addressing the ceremony, Quan said the newly-built Houaphan provincial office is to improve the working conditions of the Lao locality’s agencies.

Houaphan Governor, Khamhung Huongvongsi expressed his gratitude to the Vietnamese Government and Ho Chi Minh City authorities for the meaningful gift.

The 6-floor facility has 75 working rooms and four grand meeting rooms. It was built at a cost of 5.3 million USD.-VNA