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HANOI, March 6 (Reuters) - Vietnam's steelmaker Hoa Phat has signed a contract to borrow 10 trillion dong ($439 million) from lender VietinBank to help finance its steel complex project, the company said on Monday.
The loan has a term of seven years with favourable interest rates applied.
The project, which started last month in central province of Quang Ngai, will require a total investment of 52 trillion dong.
Hoa Phat expects to finish the project by late 2019, tripling its annual steel production capacity to 6 million from its current 2 million.
Hoa Phat took over the project from Guang Lian Steel Vietnam, which has delayed the project for 10 years. (Reporting by My Pham; Editing by Tom Hogue)