Australia will invest A$160 million over five years in a major road transport project in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s food bowl, representing the largest single Australian aid activity in Southeast Asia, the Australian Embassy Hanoi said Monday.
The project, called the Central Mekong Delta Connectivity Project, will link people and markets across the Mekong Delta to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond, according to the Australian Embassy.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced this funding during her meeting with Vietnamese leaders on weekend in Hanoi, the embassy said. The Australian PM attended the ASEAN-Australia Summit on the sidelines of the 17th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Hanoi on October 30.
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