Cultural exchange: Businesses from Việt Nam and Laos participate in an investment conference in Đà Nẵng city. A cuisine and cultural performance celebrating the Lao New Year Festival will be held in Đà Nẵng city on April 8. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News -
Đà Nẵng — A Laos-Việt Nam Cuisine and Cultural Performance Exchange will be held at the Laos General Consul in Đà Nẵng in celebration of Lao New Year, Boun Pimai (Pi Mai Lao).
The Laos General Consul said the annual event, to be held on April 8, would be a rendezvous for Laos expats, Vietnamese friends and international organisations in Đà Nẵng and the neighbouring provinces of Kon Tum, Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế on the occasion of the Laos New Year celebration.
The event will see 22 pavilions featuring Lao cuisine during Boun Pimai (April 14-16) at 16 Trần Quý Cáp Street in Đà Nẵng City.
Vietnamese artists and Lao expats will jointly perform the Lao traditional dances and folk songs on the festive night.
Đà Nẵng has provided scholarships for more than 700 Lao students studying in colleges across the city as well as for education and investment projects in Laos.
The city had built relationships with provinces in southern Laos and signed up for assistance projects for provinces in Laos, worth a total of US$2 million, from 2013 to 2017.
The city inked 29 Memorandums of Understanding with cities and provinces, such as Vientiane, Savannakhet, Champasak and Sekong, as well as Salavan, Attapu, Bolikhamsay and Xaynhaburi. — VNS