Laos, Vietnam give full support to fuel supply pipeline

Motorists in Laos could enjoy lower prices at the pump now that the Lao and Vietnamese governments have expressed their full support for the construction of a pipeline that would deliver fuel from Vietnam to Laos. The survey, design and feasibility study of the proposed pipeline have been ongoing for several years. The project would involve the building of two pipelines about 306km in length to carry diesel and petrol from a wharf at the Hon La coastal port in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province to Laos’ Khammuan province. A warehouse to store the fuel would be built in Nhommalath district, Khammuan province, which borders Quang Binh province. Vietnam’s Minister of Transport, Mr Truong Quang Nghia last week met Lao Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr Bounchanh Sinthavong in Vientiane to update him on the progress in preparations for the pipeline with a view to keeping the project on track. The government would require the investor in the project, Lao Petro Company, to be responsible for the survey and construction of the pipeline.

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