Upgrading the water channel along That Luang marsh to Huaymark Hiew water gate is aimed at preventing possible flooding in the city and developing a new tourist site in Vientiane in the near future.Read more
The Chinese developer that invested in the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Vientiane is forging ahead with a new phase in the area’s development, constructing 18 condos that will each be as many as 18 storeys high.
Vice president of the zone’s management board, Mr Pheng Inthilath, told Vientiane Times yesterday the soil levelling had already commenced and the laying of the foundations would take place next month.
He said the condos would be available for rent and sale to people of all nationalities once complete. There has already been significant …..
Plans to turn Vientiane’s That Luang marsh into an attractive urban development envisage an area of green spaces, wetlands, a public park, new roads, residential areas, and commercial centres. The plan would divide That Luang marsh into five zones, covering an area of 2,200 hectares, of which 660 hectares would be dry land and the rest wetlands.
Most people agree that if That Luang marsh is developed as planned, Vientiane could be one of the most liveable and sustainable cities in the region.