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21. March 2006

LAOS: Dac Lac rubber company to open plantations in Laos

Source: Daily "Vietnam News", Hanoi; 21 Mar 2006

Vietnam's Dac Lac Rubber Company plans to reclaim
5,000ha of land in the southern Lao provinces of
Champasac, Saravan and Atopu, half of which the
company will use as a rubber plantation.

The plan is part of a US$30 million economic
cooperation programme between Laos and Viet Nam to
develop rubber plantations in Laos on 10,000ha of
land.

In 2005, rubber trees were planted on 850ha of farm
land in Champasac and Saravan provinces. The company
expects to reach the overall programme target by 2008.



(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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