Name: Nong Ping Satellite City
Location: Chanthaboury, Vientiane
Area: 1850 ha
Location: Chanthaboury, Vientiane
Area: 1850 ha
from Lao discussionsមិនខុសពី«ទីក្រុងដ៏ស្រស់ប្រិមប្រិយ» ទេ រដ្ឋធានីវៀងច័ន្ទន៍ របស់លាវ មួយរយៈពេលចុងក្រោយនេះ ក៏មានលេចឮ
ការសាងសង់ទីក្រុងរណបថ្មីៗ ជាច្រើនដែរ។ ខាងក្រោមនេះជារូបភាពចម្លង ឬសុបិននៃទីក្រុងរណបថ្មីមួយរបស់ប្រទេសលាវ ឈ្មោះថា «ហ្នងប៉ីង» (ໜອງປິງ)។
New Lao Town
from Lao discussionsMore about the New Lao Town development at Nong Ping (Nong Ping area, Chanthaboury district of Vientiane Capital) is here:
NONG PING NEW CHANTHABOURY URBAN SURVEYED
Lao Voice - 18 October 2010
Source: KPL Lao News Agency
October 18, 2010
KPL) The Lao Government has agreed to hire the Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering Co. Ltd. of Japan for US$ 990,000 to conduct a survey and design for urban planning in Nong Ping area, Chanthaboury district, Vientiane Capital.
The project will develop Nong Ping area into a new urban area of Chanthaboury district, Vientiane Capital. The work ranges from infrastructure development, environmental protection to residential construction.
The Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering will undertake the study on 1,850 ha in Nong Ping area, which will take seven and half months.
The first phase will start this month till December and the second will run from early next year to May 2011.
The Nong Ping development area project is one of many projects for the celebration of the 450th anniversary of Vientiane proclamation as the national capital, scheduled for 15-21 November.
The agreement was signed in Vientiane Capital, on 14 October between the Director of the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Service, Mr. Keophilavanh Aphaylath, and President of the Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering Company Limited, Mr. Hideki Asami.
Witnesses in the ceremony were Vientiane Mayor Sombath Yialiheu and relevant officials of both sides.
NEW VIENTIANE MASTER PLAN TO ATTRACT MORE INVESTMENT
Source: Vientiane Times
By Somsack Pongkhao
March 7, 2011
Posted by LV on Monday, March 7, 2011 · Leave a Comment
Authorities are finalising a draft master plan to develop Vientiane until 2030 in the belief that new urban development policy will attract more foreign direct investment to Laos, particularly the capital.
The move is part of efforts to see Vientiane develop into a more liveable town, as well as become a commercial and business centre not only in Laos but the whole region.
Officials from various sectors met in Vientiane on Friday to finalise the draft master plan prior to submitting it to the government for consideration and approval.
Deputy Director of the Public Works and Transport Institute Mr Thenkham Thongbon spoke of the importance of the master plan, which is supported by the government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, to create a more liveable capital.
Under the new development policy, Vientiane will be divided into zones to make it easier for the business sector. Zoning areas include Vientiane industrial park, Nong Ping Development Area and the international airport reservation zone.
Several sub-centres will also be developed as part of the town’s expansion since the current centre is unsuited to growth, particularly in regard to the rising number of vehicles and people.
Vice President of the Science and Technology Council Dr Somphone Dethoudom said many foreign investors are interested in shifting their businesses to Laos due to its cheap labour, rich natural resources and location as a regional hub.
However, authorities will need to strongly enforce the master plan to ensure the city is an attractive destination, as well as greener and cleaner to encourage visitors.
Dr Somphone said he is optimistic the new policy will address problems related to land use, and instill confidence in local residents that their land will not be taken for development projects.
“The most important thing is making the master plan known by the wider public so that everybody recognises what is to be developed and what preserved,” he said.
“Restricting access to information will do no good. Our authorities will have a team which will mark and identify the areas for development under the master plan.”
The urban development policy also targets infrastructure development in the form of new roads, water supply, public transport and other public utilities. These facilities will be developed in five sub-centres (Km 21 area, Thanalaeng, Dongdok, Naxaithong and Railway town) and three urban clusters (Thangon, Khok Hae and Ban Phao).
The master plan caps the height of buildings in historical town conservation zones to 12 metres and 7 metres in ancient site conservation areas.
In other areas, buildings may be as high as 50 metres but they must reach requirements stipulated in the master plan, including the provision of public open and green space, indoor facilities for public benefit, and fire safety standards.
Vientiane covers 3,920 sq km and has a population of 795,000. Authorities believe the population of the city will double by 2030.