LienVietPostBank will provide a loan of 193.66 million USD to help build the Sekaman 1 hydropower project in Laos .

To this effect, a long-term investment credit contract was signed between the bank and the Vietnam-Lao Power Joint Stock Company on January 6.
The 14-year contract has a value of 243.66 million USD or half of the project’s total investment. Of which, Nomura Special Investments Singapore Pte Ltd will contribute 50 million USD.

The project, within the Energy Cooperation Agreement between the Governments of Vietnam and Laos, has a designed capacity of 322 MW to produce 1.22 billion kWh per year. Twenty percent of which will be consumed in Laos while the remainder will be transported back to Vietnam .

Located about 80 km from the Vietnam-Laos border on the Sekaman River , is scheduled for completion by Vietnam ’s Song Da Corporation in late 2014.-VNA