The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is working on a project to build a productive farm in its Lao twin province of Champassak.

Vice Chairman of the An Giang People’s Committee Ho Viet Hiep announced the project while meeting with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavath Lengsavath in Vientiane on July 4 during his working visit to Laos between June 29 and July 8.

The project combines the production of high-quality rice, fish breeding and planting of fast-growing industrial trees, bringing high economic efficiency, Hiep said.

He expressed his wish to receive support from local authorities to make the project operational as soon as possible.

The Lao Deputy PM pledged to create conditions for An Giang province to carry out the project on a 5,300 ha rice in Suphuma district, Champassak province.

Applauding An Giang province’s investment in Laos , he also urged the two sides’ authorities to carefully discuss the implementation of the project, ensuring there were no impacts on local people’s interests or on the ecological environment.

The Champassak leaders expressed hope that once completed, the project would help local people escape from poverty and help foster the friendship between the two countries./.