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New Vientiane Bus Station Construction Delayed

New Vientiane Bus Station

Construction of the new Vientiane bus station in Nongchan Village, in central Vientiane, has been delayed due to an amendment to its design.

Chitchareune Construction, the same developer that recently completed the new National Library of Laos, has decided to increase the height of the ground floor of the new bus station, which is to house a 12-storey shopping mall.

The new bus station, valued at US $37.5 million, is aimed at improving bus services and providing a better service to passengers.

The project is now only 23 percent complete after construction began in July 2015. The ground floor was initially to be complete in December 2016, however design changes have led to its delay.

According to Vientiane Capital authorities, the project should be completed by December 2018. Concerns have been raised as to whether the developer will be able to meet the deadline or not.

The new Vientiane bus station site will include a shopping center, office spaces, stalls and parking areas to accommodate the city’s growing number of vehicles. A bus depot zone will also be included at the site, allowing idle buses to park away from traffic flow.

The new Vientiane bus station project covers some 7,642 square meters, and the developer has been approved a concession for 70 years.

There are currently more than sixty buses utilizing the bus station site, including those running across the border to Thailand. The buses park at a side street nearby while they await completion of this project.

Vientiane Water Treatment Station 80 Percent Complete

A new water treatment station based on natural processes in Nahay village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane is now 80 percent complete, using innovative methods pioneered in France.

The project progress was presented at the meeting between Vientiane Urban Development Administration Authority and international donors at the authority’s office on Monday.

In attendance was Vientiane Vice Major, Mr Keophilavanh Arphaylath, Head Office of the Vientiane Urban Development Administration Authority, Ms Vilayvone Chanthalaty and international organisation representatives.

The construction project commenced on May 17 this year, and should be finished by January 2017. It is expected to cost some 1,220,000 euros (or over 10 billion kip) to complete, funded by the France’s Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF).

The project includes construction of the station building, management of the waste water treatment station from now until 2019 and a training agreement.

The treatment of dirty water uses green’ processes which will not harm the environment or local communities, while the dregs that remain will be used as organic fertiliser.

The system uses reeds to cleanse the dirty water discharged by households and is the first project of its kind in Laos. Previous projects have proved successful in other countries, notably France.

T he plant will be located on a 2.6 hectare site and has four reservoirs for the treatment of waste from household toilets. The reservoirs will be able to store 100,000 cubic metres of dirty water a year.

The plant will use reeds to distil the dirty water and then the remains will be used as organic fertiliser.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Keophilavanh Arphaylath said the new project in Vientiane and not harm the environment and would become the model for provinces around the country when complete.


Source: Vientiane Times

Southern Bus Station Set To Depart This Month

The relocation of the southern bus station in Vientiane to a new site is set to begin this month, with the process expected to be completed by September, according to an official.