Laos, Vietnam seek funds for cross-border railway

VIENTIANE: The governments of Laos and Vietnam have vowed to seek financing to build a railway connecting the Lao capital Vientiane with the Vung Ang seaport in central Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, some 400km south of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

The two sides signed an agreement in Vientiane on Sunday, pledging to work together to realise the planned project, known as the Vientiane-Vung Ang railway, local daily Vientiane Times reported yesterday.

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