Quang Tri, Salavan unveil new cooperation programme

(VOV) - The central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri and its Lao counterpart Salavan on April 7 signed a 2014-2016 cooperation document in the areas of politics, economics, culture and education.

The signing ceremony took place in Quang Tri during talks between the two provinces’ leaders.

Both sides agreed to strengthen comprehensive cooperation in all fields and create the best conditions for their agencies, localities and businesses to meet and exchange experience.

They will explore each other’s potential and strength to put forward cooperation initiatives in order to boost the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two provinces.

They will also closely coordinate with their ministries and agencies in building and developing the La Lay International Border Gate, serving international development and integration.

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The two provinces will accelerate exchanging information and experience in security and defence and work closely together to address issues related to land management, marriage without registration, civil status registration and citizenship application of borderline people.

At the meeting the two sides reviewed the results of cooperative efforts during the 2011-2013 period and noted that creditable improvements have been made in education, human resources training, science and technology, health care, and border affairs.

Nine hamlets along the Quang Tri-Salavan borderline have established twin relationships and 31 out of 33 planned landmarks demarcating the border have been completed.

The Quang Tri Electricity Company has supplied more than 160 million kWhs worth US$10 million to Laos. Quang Tri has also helped train 70 Salavan officials, contributing to the development of the social welfare of the region.