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Australia supports Lai Chau’s economic recovery from Covid-19

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HCMC – As part of the Aus4Transport program, the Australian Government will work to promote investments in transport infrastructure and aid the economic recovery of the mountainous northwestern province of Lai Chau, which is reeling under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the program, the Australian Government will work together with the Ministry of Transport and Lai Chau Province to upgrade the road through Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai to connect with the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway.

The Australian Embassy stressed that this would provide employment opportunities and increase access to services and markets for communities in the remote and mountainous areas of Vietnam’s Northwest.

Early this week, Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie met Giang Pao My, secretary of Lai Chau provincial Party Committee, to discuss cooperation under the program.

The Aus4Transport program is financing the detailed design to help Vietnam secure a low-interest loan from the Asian Development Bank to finance construction under the project.

Ambassador Mudie and secretary My also explored further business and people-to-people engagement opportunities between Australia and Lai Chau Province.

Ambassador Mudie congratulated Vietnam, especially Lai Chau Province, for their success in effectively fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

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