Deputy Chairman of the Binh Dinh People’s Committee Ho Quoc Dung met Deputy Governor of Laos’ southwestern province of Champasak, Somsanit Buttiv, on January 10 to discuss bilateral co-operation for the period 2011-2015.
At the meeting, the two sides reviewed co-operative activities in past years and set up co-operative agreements for the period 2011-2015 with a focus on agriculture, industry, transportation, trade and tourism.
On agricultural co-operation, Binh Dinh provided Champasak with veterinary equipment, training and artificial insemination technology.
Regarding education and health care co-operation, Binh Dinh presented 56 scholarships for Champasak’s students studying at Quy Nhon University and sent officials to study in the province.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy Chairman Dung highlighted that bilateral co-operation has helped bolster the two provinces’ fraternal relations as well as develop two economies. However, he said both need to step up co-operation in the period 2011-2015 to meet their potential in industry, commerce, services and tourism.
The same day, the delegation visited some local economic zones and enterprises.