A Vietnamese entrepreneur has been awarded Laos ’ Labour Order, third class, for supporting Laos ’ National Assembly and people.

The Chairwoman of Laos’ NA, Pany Zathotou, presented the award to Le Van Kiem, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Long Thanh-Vientiane Special Economic Zone in Vientiane on June 11.

When speaking at the presentation ceremony, Pany Zathotou thanked Kiem for providing the Lao NA with equipment serving its 7 th session as well as for sponsoring the building of schools for poor pupils and houses of gratitude for Laotian war veterans as well as maintaining martyrs’ cemeteries.

Kiem has left a deep impression in the Laotian people’s hearts, as they see the return of a Vietnamese war veteran who had fought on Laotian battlefields and now returns to Laos to help the country develop, she said.

Kiem replied by saying he felt extremely honoured at receiving the noble reward and promised to continue with his social and charitable activities while striving to turn Long Thanh-Vientiane into a shining example of a special economic zone that highlights Vietnamese-Laotian fraternity.-VNA