Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou (R) holds a reception for Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha. (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA)
- Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou has praised the construction progress of the Lao National Assembly House, a gift the Vietnamese Party, State and people presented to their Lao counterparts, and pledged support for the project so that it is carried out smoothly.

At a reception in Vientiane on January 26 for a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction, led by Minister Pham Hong Ha, she expressed her belief that with highly skilled experts and workers, Vietnam will complete the project with good quality and the building will become a symbol of friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

For his part, Ha informed the Lao leader of his earlier working session with the management board for the Lao National Assembly (NA) House construction project on January 25, in which an agreement on coordination mechanism and scope of work between the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction and the management board was inked.

Both sides committed to ensuring equality, construction techniques, aesthetic appearance and safety of the building as well as completing the project by the end of 2020, he noted.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction will do its best with the highest political determination together with Laos to build the NA House imbued with the Lao culture and make it a vivid illustration for bilateral special relations, he said.

The minister also asked for support from the Lao authorities, especially the NA Chairwoman, to accomplish the construction on schedule.

Work on the 100-million-USD project began in Thatluang village in Vientiane’s Saysettha district on November 2017.-VNA