Central coastal region strengthens international connectivity

(VOV) - Representatives from localities and the diplomatic corps met for a June 22 conference in the ancient town of Hoi An city in Quang Nam province to discuss ways to develop international tourism and boost cooperation towards sustainable green growth.

The attendees also included ambassadors, consul generals and representatives from foreign organizations and nine provinces in the coastal central region.

Delegates shared practical experiences and strategic orientations  in socio-economic development and environmental protection, and discussed developing and effectively utilizing human resources.

Vietnam is a nation with an abundant supply of hard working, low cost labor. However, in order to meet international standards, localities and international cooperation organizations should coordinate closely to develop, train, manage and employ laborers effectively, they emphasized.

 The Vietnamese economy is facing difficulties in the current economic downturn and sustainable socio-economic development is now a top priority of most localities.

To achieve this target, localities should review their socio-economic plans, identify key projects, seize opportunities and access foreign resources.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga, said that the central coastal region has great potential for economic development and the conference offers provinces and cities in the region the opportunity to share experiences and promote Vietnam’s image to international friends.

Moroccan ambassador to Vietnam El Houcine Fardani noted that Quang Nam has numerous cultural heritage sites such as the My Son sanctuary, Hoi An ancient town and the Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve that have become internationally known through various festivals.

This will help localities to share experiences and seek investment and cooperation from international organizations to boost their economies in the context of international integration.