PARIS (Reuters) - French construction group Bouygues (BOUY.PA) signed a 1.5 billion euro ($1.86 billion) contract to finance, build and operate a metro line in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, the French presidency said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile state utility EDF (EDF.PA) agreed to enter a consortium in charge of a 1.5 billion euros gas-fired power plant project in Vietnam. The deals were announced during a visit by Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Paris.
EDF will take over fellow French group Engie’s stake in the Son My 1 liquefied natural gas project expected to come on stream between 2023 and 2028.
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Reporting by Marine Pennetier; writing by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough