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Binh Phuoc (VNA) – The southern province of Binh Phuoc will continue offering technical assistance to the Lao province of Champasak in growing cashew and pepper trees between now and 2021.

During a working session with Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice Governor of Champasak province in Binh Phuoc on September 15, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Huynh Anh Minh said both sides will continue updating businesses about market information, respective cross-border trade promotion policies, as well as facilitating the trading of materials for processing.

Bouttivong, for his part, said both sides have scored positive achievements since the signing of a cooperation agreement in June 2011.

Binh Phuoc has offered nearly 160,000 cashew trees, one tonne of cashew nuts, and 10,000 pepper trees to Champasak province for breeding, as well as sent experts to the locality to help with farming techniques.

In the near future, both sides will launch a tourism route connecting Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia via National Highway 13 and linking with Thailand’s northeastern provinces via Hoa Lu international border gate.-VNA