Updated  
April, 22 2014 10:35:00

Forum focuses on developing regional economic linkages

"The governments of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam should invest more in transport infrastructure in order to boost economic connectivity" Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a forum in Buon Ma Thuot City. — Photo Quang Huy

DAK LAK (VNS)— The governments of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam should invest more in transport infrastructure in order to boost economic connectivity, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a forum in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak yesterday.

The event focused on building partnerships in order to develop the Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam Development Triangle, which comprises 13 border provinces in the three nations and was set up in 2009 under the initiative of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Participants discussed ways to foster development within the triangle, as well as how to reduce poverty and increase competitiveness.

Phuc suggested that localities focus on developing agriculture, especially industrial plants producing rubber and coffee, as well as infrastructure at border economic zones and human resources training.

He also urged the implementation of a master plan adopted by the three countries' Prime Ministers to incorporate local plans into regional development, which he noted must occur in conjunction with protecting the environment, simplifying administrative procedures and reinforcing border security.

The event also offered the three countries a chance to enhance economic connections both inside and outside the triangle and address social, security and environmental protection issues, thus strengthening co-operation.

The forum was co-hosted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.