A pier in Vientiane to welcome Mekong cruise ships

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*11951288_391575951041212_1708415728568767259_nPhokham Sayasone, Governor of Sisattanak, one of Vientiane central districts, announced at the end of last week to envision a port which will care also for cruise ships sailing along the Mekong River. The facility will be built in front of the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel along the riverbank. A dedicated pier will welcome travellers.

“Today, construction projects are popping up all along the Mekong riverside and most of them focus on selling services to visitors,” said Phokham Sayasone to Lao national news agency KPL.

“The project is among three major development projects in the district most of which involve service businesses and recreation complexes including hotels, guesthouses and shopping centres,” he added.

Vientiane municipality is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant authorities to conduct a feasibility study into the cruising pier project.

The port would then be able to accommodate cruising boats with a seat capacity up to 300 passengers. It will also have immigration facilities for boats coming directly from Thailand or Myanmar. The future port will also sustain economic development in the dsitrict which has a network of some 4,000 SME.

 

Source: Asean Travel

Images: Asean Travel

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