Authorities have upgraded and expanded several major roads in central Luang Prabang City to facilitate traffic within the municipality.
According to a report by KPL, roads in Luang Prabang have been upgraded to alleviate traffic congestion during business hours and festivals.
Director-General of the Luang Prabang Provincial Department of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Blongvang Wangchiaxa, says the road construction project, valued at over LAK 22 billion, is scheduled to be complete within five months.
Some 1.8 kilometers road from Nasamphan Village to Khoua Thi Neung Village has been widened and upgraded at a total cost of LAK 16 billion.
“The road widths between Nasamphan village and Khoua Thi Neung village, as well as between the Kaysone Phomvihane Monument intersection and Nam Dong bridge, will be expanded from seven meters to between 10 to 14 meters,” said Mr. Blongvang.
The road upgrade will see sidewalks constructed on both sides of the road from the Kaysone Phomvihane Monument intersection to the Phosy Market.
“Roads will be expanded and drains will be repaired, at a cost of LAK 6 billion, with funds from the National Road Maintenance Fund and other provincial funds,” Mr. Blongvang added.