HCM City – The southern coastal province of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu signed an action plan for co-operation with Indonesia’s Padang city on Wednesday.
The two sides agreed to send their farmers to learn from each other, exchange experiences in fisheries processing, packaging and preserving and marine management, exchange teachers, and take part in yacht racing in Padang and the kite festival in Vũng Tàu.
At the signing ceremony, Lê Tuấn Quốc, deputy chairman of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu, spoke about his province’s capabilities in exploiting and processing fisheries for export to Europe and Japan.
Tuấn suggested that fishing boats from Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu could fish off Padang and process the catch in Indonesia, and vice versa.
Padang city asked for time to study the proposal.
Padang mayor Mahyeldi Ansharullah said a ‘Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu corner’ has almost been completed in the centre of his city to showcase Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province’s potential.
A similar Padang corner will soon be built in Vũng Tàu City.
The Indonesian consul in HCM City, Jean Anes, said one more Vietnamese airline would start flying to Indonesia besides Việt Nam Airlines.
In May last year the two cities signed a memorandum of understanding for establishing a partnership. -- VNS