Several natural sites in Laos’ Oudomxay province, including Chom Ong Cave in Xay district, are attracting the interest of foreign investors keen to develop new tourist attractions, according to a provincial official.
Bounkuam Mithmeuangxay, deputy director of Oudomxay’s Information, Culture and Tourist Department, said local authorities were planning several tourism development projects for this year.
The planned projects would not only boost tourism but would provide more job opportunities for local communities and include them in development plans, Bounkuam said.
The cost of upgrading the Chom Ong Cave site is estimated at US$14 million, which has been approved by the Asian Development Bank.
Meanwhile, UK’s the Independent is urging people to visit Laos’ Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands), Champasak province, “while it’s still quiet”.