Nam Kat Yola Pa was introduced on Saturday as another interesting tourist site of Oudomxay Province with the aim of attracting from 70,000-100,000 domestic and foreign visitors to the site by the end of this year.
The opening ceremony for the new tourist attraction was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad, Governor of Oudomxay Province Phetsakhone Luang-Aphai, and relevant officials.
The development of the Nam Kat Yola Pa tourist area was divided into three phases. The first phase of the development took place from 2011 to 2015 with over US$11 million being invested in basic infrastructure including roads, the power grid, and water supply facilities, according to Mr. Somphet Maopaseuth, President of the Forestry Area Conservation Ecological Tourism (FACET) Development Company of Laos.
Phase II of the project will be completed from 2016-2020 and will have an estimated cost of US$5 million.
“The objective of the development of this tourist attraction was to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the environment and using natural resources in a sustainable way when used for tourism purposes,” said Mr. Somphet.
Nam Kat Yola Pa provides visitors with opportunities to enjoy cycling in scenic areas, trekking experiences through lush forests, experiencing traditional ways of life, agricultural production programmes, and art and cultural performances by Khmu ethnic groups.