New Road Sekong - Vietnam

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    2007-0718 - Antara News Agency - Laos to build US$50 mln road to Vietnam ... o-vietnam/

    Laos to build US$50 mln road to Vietnam

    Hanoi (ANTARA News/Asia Pulse) - The government of Laos has announced a plan to build a 121-km road that will link the country's southern province of Sekong to the border it shares with northern Vietnam, said Deputy Governor of Sekong Province Lieng Khamphoune.

    The asphalted road will cost close to US$50 million with the first phase of work to take place between Sekong to Dakcheung in Laos and the second phase to run from Dakcheung to the Vietnamese border.

    Once completed in 2013, the road is expected to facilitate trade between the southern provinces of Laos as well as provinces of Thailand into central Vietnam.

    Comment: Getting in early eh - to be completed in 2013.

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