Tuesday, February 24, 2015

US Embassy in Vientiane Got a New Home

Just in case you might have missed it, last year on December 8 2014, the US Embassy in Vientiane had its official opening at its new location in ban Somvangtay.  It took 2 years to build at a cost of $145M.  It moved from its downtown location on Bartholonie road to its new home on Tadeua road southwest from downtown Vientiane.  It's hard not to miss it as you drive along as you'll find a large area dominated by this new facility complex with its buildings surrounded heavily with tall fences and gates.  The only other embassy in Vientiane to occupy such a large single area is the Russian Embassy at Sokpaluang road.

Below is a video clip from Lao News TV profiling the opening ceremony.


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