Monday, August 27, 2007

US Export-Import bank offers full support for infrastructure projects in Vietnam

U.S. Ex-Im Bank interested in infrastructure projects

James H. Lambright (L), chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, meets HCMC chairman Le Hoang Quan (R) at the City Hall yesterday. Lambright said his bank would provide partial or full support for Vietnam to develop infrastructure projects, such as routes 5 and 6 of the city’s subway systems. Senior vice president for export finance of the bank John A. McAdams said the bank encouraged Vietnam to use American products, technologies and contractors. On the same day, Lambright met leaders of the Southern Airports Authority (SAA). A source said the Long Thanh International Airport project in neighboring Dong Nai Province was on the agenda of the meeting. Today the delegation will leave the city for Hanoi where Lambright would have meetings with some ministries and Vietnam Airlines.