The event, co-organized by the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development (VILACAED) and the Vietnam Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE), aim to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos and the 35th anniversary of signing the bilateral Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.
VACNE president Nguyen Ngoc Sinh said the tour aims to help people and businesses from both countries understand the necessity of economic and investment cooperation. It also hopes to raise awareness of environmental protection, as well as the proper conservation and economical use of natural resources.
In addition, it will contribute to promoting solidarity and friendship between the two countries and educate the younger generations about national development and defence.
Participants in the week-long cycling tour will ride 700km from Hanoi through Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh provinces in Vietnam and finish in the capital of Laos, Vientiane.