|Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands, Trieu Xuan Hoa has a working session with Ratanakiri Governor, Thong Sa Vun, in Viet Nam's Dak Lak Province. — Photo vov
DAK LAK (VNS) — Multi-faceted co-operation, especially in defence and security, between the Central Highlands and neighbouring northeast Cambodia will expand, officials agreed yesterday.
The consensus was reached at a working session between Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands, Trieu Xuan Hoa, and Ratanakiri Governor, Thong Sa Vun, in Viet Nam's Dak Lak Province.
They agreed to consolidate co-ordination mechanisms, enhance joint patrols, and work together in combating crime and preserving peace, stability, and development in border areas.
The two regions will promote twin-relations between residential areas, send outstanding Cambodian students to study at Central Highlands educational facilities, and improve the efficiency of medical check-ups and treatment of northeast Cambodian people.
They both committed to requesting that relevant agencies assist in upgrading border infrastructure, streamline economic and tourism administrative procedures and boost Vietnamese investment in Ratanakiri.
Officials highlighted Viet Nam's previous assistance in building roads, power transmission lines and schools in Cambodia.
Trade between the Central Highlands and northeast Cambodia has increased by 10 per cent a year since 2012's haul of US$180 million.
Viet Nam runs 20 projects in the northeast Cambodian region - mostly in rubber farms, forestry and mining - with a registered capital of $970 million. — VNS