Lao Deputy PM inspects construction of Vietnamese-funded NA House hinh anh 1Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone inspects the work (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Laos – Vietnam Cooperation Committee Sonexay Siphandone inspected the construction of the Lao National Assembly building in Vientiane on November 2.

The building is a gift of the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their Lao counterparts.

Reporting the Lao leader about the project’s progress, Vice Commander of Vietnam's Corps 11 Col. Nguyen Chien said after 845 days of construction, the building has been basically completed with 70 percent of wall painting and 85 percent of water and electricity supply instalment.

Siphandone lauded staff of Corps 11 for their high sense of responsibility for the work despite COVID-19 pandemic. 

He expressed his belief that the building will deserve as a symbol of bilateral friendship, and pledged to ask the Lao Government and agencies to soon deal with the contractor’s suggestions to complete the work as scheduled. 

Built at That Luang Square, the NA House building costs over 100 million USD, with five floors and one basement accommodating 800-1,000 people./.