Chinanews, Beijing, November 6 – According to a report by CCTV International, the building of the Laos National Sports Park was started on November 1, 2007, in Vientiane, the capital of the country. The State Development Bank of China, Suzhou Industrial Park, and Yunnan Engineering Construction Group are responsible for the project. 

The park will be the biggest comprehensive sport facility in Laos, with an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a shooting range and a large stadium that can hold 20,000 spectators at a time. The park will be used as a major venue for the 25th Southeast Asian Games in 2009. 

Most parts of Laos remain untouched by human hands, and 30% of Vientiane is covered by forest. The builders of the park well appreciate the good eco-environment of the country and they have promised to build an eco-friendly park, particularly to preserve a 4-hectare primary forest in the park.