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  • People in Khounkham District have a new bridge

    Vientiane, March 9th 2021

     

    An official opening ceremony for New Nam Hai Bridge (Khounkham Bridge) is taken place on 9th March 2021 at Ban Nakham, Khounkham District,

    Khammuan Province under the chair of Mr. Vanxay Phongsavanh, Khammuan Province Governor.OpeningSession

    Khammuan Province Department of Public Works and Transportation says that the budget for the New Nam Hai Bridge is funded by Theun-Hinboun Power Company Limited and its shareholders which cost over US$ 1.13 million. The new bridge will improve the transportation in Khounkham district and will also boost the tourism business in the area. The construction of the bridge started in early May 2019 and complete in the end of February 2021. The bridge is made from iron girder I shape with reinforced concrete for the bridge surface which can load 43 tons, the length of the bridge is 50.6 m and the width is 7.5 m. The Road No. 8 Construction Enterprise and Tay Truong Son Construction Sole Co., Ltd is the main contractor of the project.

    THPC operates the Theun-Hinboun and Nam Gnouang Powerhouses in Khammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces of the Lao PDR, with a combined capacity of 520 megawatts. THPC is the only major independent power producer that is majority Lao-owned and 99% of its staff are Lao nationals. The company’s business covers not only power production, but also innovative and wide-ranging social and environmental programs across five districts in two provinces. THPC has contributed over US$608 million to the state since beginning operations in 1998.

    OldNamHaiBridgeNewNamhaiBridge

    Old NamHai Bridge                                                                                                                                New Khounkham Bridge (NamHai Bridge)

    See VientianeTimes news Agency article