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Vietnam to Invest in Additional Thirteen Projects in Laos


Vietnam who is already Laos' third major investor has announced additional investments in Laos in 13 projects totalling some $3.5 billion, including two projects worth $1.7 billion to explore for oil and gas in Champassack and Salavan provinces, and another project to build a 1,400 MW hydro-power plant in Luang Prabang province.

The two nations signed MOUs during a visit to Laos earlier this month by a delegation of Vietnamese businesses. If the projects materialize, Vietnam will replace China as number one foreign investor in Laos.

Meanwhile, China has agreed to provide a long term loan of more than $57 million to help Laos upgrade Luang prabang airport to international standards, so that it can accommodate larger aircrafts like Boeings and Airbuses.

The two-stage project, which is to begin in November and expected to take four years to finish, will involve upgrading equipments, building a new runway and a new hangar, as well as extending airport parameter.

Listen to our Laos Today report for more details in Lao.

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