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VIETNAM

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

At Least $20 Billion Needed for Highway Work: Experts at an international seminar on roads and bridges estimated that the nation needs between $20 billion and $25 billion to rebuild its road system, the Vietnam News Agency reported. Almost half of Vietnam’s 66,000 miles of roads have been rated poor by the United Nations. Many roads have no shoulders, poor drainage and are filled with potholes. About a dozen U.S. companies are registered to bid on the project in July.


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