Vinachem begins construction at potash deposit in Laos

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Monday, 14 September 2015

Vietnam hopes that the project will substantially reduce seaborne imports of potash and strengthen ties with Laos, the country in which the deposit is located.

The Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem) and Viet Lao Chemical and Rock Salt Co. (Vilachemsalt) have signed an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for the Nongbok district potash project in Laos.

Based in Khammquane province, the $522m project represents one of the largest foreign investments ever made by...

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