The Prime Minister has approved a proposal to order an additional 50,000 tonnes of sugar from Laos.

The extra sugar import was suggested by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development.

The produce, which was produced under a Laos-based project invested by the Hoang Anh- Gia Lai Group, will carry a 2.5 percent import tax.

The PM requests the two ministries issue instructions on the effective implementation of relevant legal regulations.

In January, the two ministries agreed on an initial quota of 81,000 tonnes of sugar.-VNA