Oudomxay station construction to begin this year

Published on July 29, 2013

Laos and Vietnam confirm construction on a transmission station for Lao National Television and Radio in Oudomxay province

Laos and Vietnam have confirmed construction on a transmission station for Lao National Television and Radio in Oudomxay province will begin this year after ensuring the project would be of a high quality. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Savankhone Razmountry said he wanted the project to be an outstanding outcome for cooperation between the two countries as per the desires of the two nations’ highest leaders.

Relevant officials from the two countries made the joint announcement at a meeting held in Vientiane on Monday the 29th of July in Vientiane cpaital, attended by Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Savankhone Razmountry, and Vietnam Television locally known as VTV Deputy Director General, Tran Dung Trinh.

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s Department of Mass Media Director General, Pineprathana Phanthamaly, who is also the Lao project manager, and VTV Transmitter and Frequency Department Director, Dang Truong – the Vietnamese project head – signed the minutes of the meeting after the discussion. The project follows an agreement made at a meeting in Vientiane last year between the Lao-Vietnamese Cooperation Commission and other officials from the two countries.

The station in Oudomxay will be one of several radio and television stations across the country built with funding support from the Vietnamese government, including two in Luang Prabang and Champassak provinces already operational.

Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Savankhone Razmountry called for strict inspections to be carried out regularly throughout the design and construction of the facility, and said lessons should be learnt from the irregular monitoring of the previous two stations, which lead to unsatisfactory results in both timeliness and quality.

Vietnam Television Deputy Director General, Tran Dung Trinh promised the project would be implemented in the same way as an investment project would be in Vietnam. and committed to completing the project in a timely manner, ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.

Construction is planned to be complete before November 2014, allowing the station to be operational before the National Games in Oudomxay province.

Source: LNTV Lao News in English