|Equipment to load goods at Vũng Áng Port. — Photo Baohatinh.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — Việt Nam will continue creating favourable conditions for the transit of Laos’ goods via Vũng Áng Port in central Hà Tĩnh Province, Deputy Minister of Transport Lê Đình Thọ said.
Thọ told this to Laos’ Minister of Planning and Investment Souphan Keomixay and Minister of Public Work and Transport Bounchanh Singthavong during their working visit to Hà Tĩnh Province on Sunday.
Thọ asked relevant agencies and the Việt-Laos Vũng Áng Port Corporation to operate and offer favourable conditions for Laos to transit its imports/exports via Vũng Áng Port.
The corporation was asked to become more proactive in helping Laos’ enterprises and shareholders manage and conduct operations at the port.
“Việt Nam will continue to assist Laos in operations at sea ports,” Thọ said, adding that in this month, the ministries of transport and planning and investment have begun developing a plan for better engaging Lao investors in infrastructure projects at Vũng Áng Port.
In 2001, Việt Nam and Laos started co-operation on investment and operations at wharves and service areas at Vũng Áng Port. Laos’ goods accounts for 18-20 per cent of total goods dealt with at the port, generating average revenue of US$2.6-3 million yearly. — VNS