Luang Namtha Residents Receive Houses from Laos-China Railway

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Houses of residents affected by Laos-China Railway in Luang Namtha province.

People affected by the Nateuy station construction project by the Laos-China railway have been moved to newly-built houses in Luang Namtha Province.

Lao Youth Radio reports that the allocation of the houses was completed in May this year, and at the beginning of June, authorities began handing over house keys to the affected residents for them to move in.

The impacted 23 families relocated at the start of July and although they were happy with their new houses, affected residents have requested the railway project to provide them with some other necessary facilities that are required for everyday life.

One resident said during an interview that fans need to be installed in the houses, the drainage facility needs to be improved and the houses need to be made burglar-proof as well.

The new houses are not close to the usual marketplace so she requested that new markets are built so that people can buy food and other essential items. The roads leading to the new houses need an upgrade so that people have better connectivity to nearby villages as well.

In June this year, around 72 percent of residents in Oudomxay Province affected by the Laos-China Railway also received full compensation.