Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune (4th L) attends the completion ceremony of a water supply project built by Chinese firm in Vientiane, capital of Laos, Feb. 27, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Jianhua)
A water supply project, built by the China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO), has been completed and handed over to the owner in Lao capital Vientiane Wednewday.
The handover ceremony for water pipe system extension project of Sandin Water Supply Plant and replacing of old water pipe for Nampapa Nakhnone Luang (Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise) is held at the outskirts of Vientiane, with attendance of Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune, member of the Political Bureau of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and mayor of Vientiane.
Dong Jifeng, the assistant general manager of NORINCO International, the business sector of its parent company NORINCO, said at a ceremony on Wednesday, that the Vientiane municipal water supply project is an important strategic task related to the Lao people's livelihood.
The NORINCO always adhered to the principle of "quality first" and the project was jointly supervised by a team of experts from the owner, the supervision company and the designer regarding quality, said Dong, adding their work has been fully recognized by the Lao side, Dong said.
General Manager of Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise, Khampheuy Vongsakhamphoui addressed the ceremony that the project is an important livelihood project as a part of the company's development plan.
Khampheuy said, after it is put into operation, the project will help achieve the target of the tap water coverage in Vientiane not less than 95 percent population by 2020, and will help Vientiane develop into a modernized city.
The project, completed in 21 months, will supply 30,000 cubic meters of healthy and sanitary water per day to nearly 23,000 households in the Lao capital. Moreover, the project will install the water supply supervisory control and data acquisition system to help reduce the water leakage and improve the management efficiency.