China Investment Corp Invests in Vietnamese Coal-Fired Plant
Investing in new energy infrastructure is a blossoming area for many sovereign investors. There are numerous risks inherent in these types of projects such as political risk, financing risk, and developmental risk. In the past, the China Investment Corporation (CIC) has invested in AES Corp. stock. AES Corp. and the CIC have partnered strategically and financially. Recently, the CIC and AES Corp have partnered in a Vietnamese infrastructure project. By partnering with the China Investment Corporation and Posco, AES Corp has lowered political risk in the project, since the deal is involving foreign governmental investors. Vietnam has a growing economy in which energy demand has exceeded supply. Energy generation capacity is trailing behind demand.
After completion this will be the biggest private sector power plant in Vietnam and will set precedence for future foreign investment in Vietnamese infrastructure.
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