Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    27 / 14 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Foreign Affairs

China-aided convention center completed in Laos

(Xinhua)

08:56, October 10, 2012

VIENTIANE, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The China-aided Lao International Convention Center (ICC) was completed Monday ahead of schedule, a Chinese representative with the Commerce Ministry said.

The convention center, with a total floor area of 25,000 square meters and capable of accommodating 3,000 people, will be used as the main venue for the ninth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), to be hosted by Laos in November, said Wang Yue, the representative to the free-aid project.

The construction started on Dec. 31 last year and was scheduled in the contract to complete on Oct. 30, Wang said.

It usually takes two to two and a half years to finish a project of this size, Wang said, adding that, thanks to the joint efforts of the Chinese government, the construction company and the workers, the construction concluded 20 days in advance.

The project would certainly lay a solid foundation for a successful holding of the ASEM by Laos, he said.

The early completion of the project is also attributive to the Lao government's full support, said Meng Chao, vice general manager of the overseas business department of the China State Construction Engineering Corporation.

"This project defines not only the friendship between Laos and China but also the friendship between the Lao and the Chinese people. We appreciate a lot for China's assistance," said Aphisayadeth Insisiengmay, a representative of the Lao government. Most viewed commentaries

Most viewed commentaries
Internationalization of Diaoyu issue cannot make water muddy Greater co-op with China will bring more benefits to US 3 questions for Japan: Intention of 'buying Diaoyu Islands'
How should we protect Diaoyu Islands? Diaoyu Islands issue tests U.S. political wisdom Why was the U.S. ambassador killed in Libya?

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:姚春、张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Female pilots of FBC-1 fighters in training

  2. David Blaine completes "Electrified" stunt

  3. Ice train begins trial operations

  4. Top 8 October destinations in China

  5. How can we sustain love?

  6. Fascination China

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Romney's post-debate bounce could soon fade
  2. War with Syria would be great mistake for Turkey
  3. Why being a runt can be an advantage
  4. Govt aid needed for solar firms to survive
  5. Chavez expected to boost China links
  6. Can US ‘enjoy the downward slide?’
  7. Editorial: Protectionism harmful
  8. US attack of Chinese autos baseless
  9. Violent protesters not representative of real issue
  10. Stronger China-EU partnership benefits both sides

What's happening in China

Sperm black market

  1. Breaking road rules gets more costly
  2. 6-year-old dies after being forced to run for hours
  3. Man accuses doctors in disappearance of kidney
  4. Air China flights in hoax call incidents
  5. Forced landing in NW China after terrorist warning

China Features

  1. Oregon official: We welcome Chinese investors
  2. Mid-Autumn Festival Keywords
  3. Culture invasion? Starbucks kisses Buddha
  4. Public should enjoy more 'tourism benefits'
  5. Ancient villages face losing their souls

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture