Govt to spend hundreds of millions on roads construction
(KPL) The Lao government will spend more than 68 trillion kip on construction and improvement of main roads countrywide to accomplish a plan to transform Lao PDR in a regional land link in the future.
The plan aims also to ensure the national defence and safeguard, and will provide socio-economic development. The majority of the total budget will be spent to in new roads’ construction, while more than 1.8 trillion kip will be used for the maintenance.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport undertook the plan, which will last until 2015. Over 920 km of roads in three parts of the national territory: this is the target, according to the government’s plan.
The roads linking to the industrial development zones, special economic zone, border neighbouring countries and economic corridor will be the most sensitive ones.
There will be some national roads including national road No NR3, 1A, 8, 9, 12, 13S, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G, 1H, 1I, 1J, 15 (A, B), 16 (A, B), and 18 (A, B) and others. In addition, the government has the ambitious plan to upgrade main roads in focal localities and develop village cluster to facilitate communication for all-year round.