embankment road to offer new southern route for Vientiane

A road stretching 26 kilometres along the Mekong River in southern Vientiane, which also serves as an embankment, will soon be paved and ready for commercial traffic.

The embankment protects the city against flooding while offering a new route for traffic to travel through southern Vientiane. This new road will ease traffic on Kaysone Phomvihane Road, which is currently the only major road facilitating traffic between Vientiane and the southern provinces.

The road stretches from the Vientiane-Nong Khai Friendship Bridge, downstream through Huaymark-hiew Village in Hatxayfong District, before connecting to Phao Village in Pakngum District, which then connects to Route 13 South.