Laos keen on energy cooperation with Vietnam

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Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant.
Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant.

Lao Deputy Minister of Energy and Mining Viraphong Viravong has expressed wish to boost cooperation with major Vietnamese firms, especially those working in electricity and power transmission.

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Meeting Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung in Hanoi on July 21, Viravong said leaders of the Lao Party, State and government are very keen on energy, particularly in power generation and transmission.

He said cooperation agreements inked by the two countries will be accelerated.

Deputy PM Dung, for his part, requested reviewing projects and surveying each side’s potential, saying that it is time for the two sides to embark on joint energy projects.

The two countries should explore the possibility of connecting power grids so that Laos could sell electricity to Vietnam, he suggested.

The host also took the occasion to ask for intensifying all-around collaboration, especially in trade and investment to match bilateral friendship and meet expectation of the two countries’ leaders and peoples.