Location: Home > Information > Latest News

China-ASEAN fund invests 50 mln USD in Laos potash plant

Source:   Time:

NANNING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The China-ASEAN Fund on Investment Cooperation has invested 50 million U.S. dollars to aid in the development of a potash salt ore mine in Laos, the fund operator said Friday.

The fund has bought a stake in Asian Potash Corp. Ltd., the Chinese investor in the Laos potash salt ore mine in Khammouane Province in Laos, the operator said in a press release.

The project, which is expected to be Asia's biggest potash fertilizer producer with an annual production capacity of 3 million tonnes, has a total investment of 8 billion yuan (1.25 billion U.S. dollars).

Its first-phase facility is expected to be operational early next year with an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes.

In 2009, China set up the 10 billion U.S. dollar China-ASEAN Fund on Investment Cooperation to support infrastructure development in the China-ASEAN region and to enhance trade and economic ties.

[Relative Articles]

Copyright Reserved 2010 © South-East Asia & South Asia Infoport  | Filing Number:ICP 09005773
Technical Support:China Basalt Software Technology Co., Ltd.