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Dak Lak (VNA) – Deputy head of the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region Dieu Kre received deputy head of the Lao Central Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Thongvanh Vilayheuang in Dak Lak province on September 13, during which they shared experience in poverty reduction and rural development.

Highlighting their cooperation potential, the two sides pledged to further foster their partnership in rural building and poverty eradication by regularly exchanging experience and seek effective measures to boost production and improve living conditions for people in both countries.

The Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region will work with the regional localities to propose the Government mobilise ODA for the building of necessary infrastructure facilities in border gates and markets, said Dieu Kre.

Meanwhile, the committee will also direct the localities to enhance cooperation with southern provinces of Laos , he said.

The two committees agreed to propose the two governments build rural development centres and pilot farming and breeding models such as dairy cow breeding and coffee growing, which are of Central Highlands provinces’ strength.

They also vowed to work closely in personnel training and human resources development to serve the socio-economic development as well as security and defence of both sides.

Over the past years, the two committees have jointly held studies and surveys, exchanged experience in poverty reduction, and directed localities to organise activities to enhance their partnerships.

Currently, the Central Highlands provinces and southern localities of Laos, including Attapeur, Salavan and Champasak, boast sound collaboration in various fields from trade and investment to politics, defence and security.-VNA