An art performance celebrating Vietnam - Laos relationship (Source: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – Chairman of the Planning, Finance and Audit Committee of the Lao National Assembly Vilayvong Budakham hoped the central province of Quang Nam will continue increasing cooperation with Lao localities.

During a meeting with Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Quang in Quang Nam on June 28, the Lao official recognised the locality’s effective assistance for and coordination with southern provinces of Laos, especially Sekong, in the fields of education and healthcare.

Quang Nam is helping train nearly 100 Lao students at the local universities and colleges, he said.

Secretary Quang briefed cooperation outcomes between Quang Nam and southern Lao localities, particularly Sekong province bordering Quang Nam.

He hoped Vietnamese and Lao NA deputies will forge ahead with coordination to boost the establishment of the East West Economic Corridor – which is important in connecting Cambodia’s northeastern provinces, Laos’ southern provinces, Myanmar, and Vietnam’s central provinces.

The construction of a road from Sekong to the Nam Giang – Dac Ta Ooc border gate is expected to boost trade activities between the Lao province and Quang Nam as well as other central coastal cities and provinces in Vietnam, he added.-VNA