Vietnam helps Laos build printing factory hinh anh 1Scene at the ceremony to transfer the printing factory (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnam presented a printing factory for the Lao book publishing and distribution house to Laos in Vientiane on December 12.

Located 7 km from the country’s capital Vientiane, the facility spans 400 square metres, with construction cost amounting to 26 billion VND (1.14 million USD).

Pham Chi Thanh, head of the Vietnam National Political Publishing House, said this is the second publishing facility Vietnam has given to Laos.

He expected the factory will help the publishing house fulfill its duty of promoting the local government’s and party’s polices and laws.

Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Buangean Saphuvong thanked the Vietnamese Government, Party and people for the valuable gift and committed to effectively using the factory to disseminate information on Lao policy and Vietnam – Laos ties.

On the occasion, the Vietnam National Political Publishing House also presented its Lao equivalent laptops and computers worth about 300 million VND (13,200 USD) and friendship orders in acknowledgement of its publishing books on Vietnamese law and policy in Laos.-VNA