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Laos, China prioritise 21 projects of transport and public works

(KPL) The Lao and Chinese governments have prioritised 21 projects of public works and transport for the next five years 2011-2015 with an estimated investment of USD 771 million.


According to a meeting between the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos and the Ministry of Communications of China held here last Friday, the projects to be implemented in Laos include 15 road and bridge development projects (USD 556 million), three airport development projects (USD 140 million), two waterborne transport improvement projects (USD 60 million) and one freight service project (USD 15 million).

The Lao delegation was led by Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Sommad Pholsena, and the Chinese side was led by Minister of Communications, Mr. LI Shenglin.

At the meeting Mr. Sommad expressed satisfaction on the successful cooperation between Laos and China in the past and recent years, which has contributed to the development of communication between the two countries.

Both sides also exchanged viewpoints on the repair of Road R3 (Nam Mang-Borten); the construction of the Mekong bridge in Done Khong district, the southernmost Champassak province; the improvement of road stretch along the Mekong riverside between Chinaimo T-junction and Hard Dorkkeo in Vientiane Capital; the embankment project in Hard Dorkkeo (Vientiane Capital) and other basic infrastructure development projects.

Source: KPL Lao News Agency
May 26, 2010

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