Agreement Signed For Vientiane’s Chi Nai Mo Waterworks Expansion

22/02/2018 18:26
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KPL (KPL) A procurement agreement was signed on Feb 21 for the US$ 92-million expansion of Chi Nai Mo Water Supply Plant in Vientiane. The project will be funded with a low-interest loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA.

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(KPL) A procurement agreement was signed on Feb 21 for the US$ 92-million expansion of Chi Nai Mo Water Supply Plant in Vientiane.

The project will be funded with a low-interest loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA.

The signing ceremony took place at Crowne Plaza Vientiane between Director of the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department Mr Dethsongkham Thammavong, Director of the Lao Water Supply Enterprise Mr Khampheuy Vongsakhamphoui and Director of Oriental Consultants Global Asia Ryohei Ishii in the presence of Vice Mayor of Vientiane Mr Keophilavan Aphailath, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport Mrs Vilaikham Phosalath, Deputy Minister of Finance Mrs Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, representatives of JICA and relevant officials.

Vientiane has set an ambitious plan to increase the number of households with access to water supply to 80% for suburb areas and 90% for the entire population in the capital city, according to Manager of the Vientiane Water Supply Expansion Project Mrs Bouavone Luangkhod.

“We assigned the Department of Public Works and the Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise to conduct with JICA a feasibility study into the waterworks expansion project in 2014. And based on our estimates, the project will be able to provide safe water to 160,000 people and increase the daily production of the Chi Nai Mo water supply plant to 380,000 cubic metres by 2025 from currently 40,000 cubic meters,” said Mrs Bouavone.

The financial loan provided by the Japanese government will be split into two amounts with the first one to be spent on consultancy for the project and another one for the construction of infrastructure and facilities.

Under the agreement, the Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise is required to pay the debt within 30 years.

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