Vietnamese investors in Laos are planning to expand their investment into such new fields as post and telecommunications, finance, banking and insurance in addition to their current interests in mining, hydro-electricity and industrial crops.

The intention was included in the working programme of the Vietnam Business Association for Cooperation and Investment in Laos (Viet-Lao BACI) discussed at its meeting in Vientiane on January 24.

To that end, the association will promote relations with other Vietnamese business associations to get experiences as well as technical and financial supports.

Vietnam is one of the leading investors in Laos , with a combined investment capital of over 2.1 billion USD in nearly 200 projects./.