A cultural festival of the Mong ethic minority group ​in Ha Giang (Photo: VNA)

Ha Giang (VNA) – Australia always pay heed to assisting Ha Giang in realising its socio-economic development targets, said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman at his working session with authorities from the mountainous northern province on April 5.

The assistance will focus on empowering women, alleviating poverty for ethnic communities, and narrowing the development gap with other localities in the region, he said.

Ha Giang has received funds from the Australian Government for 12 projects, which produced sound outcomes in tackling poverty and helping ethnic children access education.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son spoke with his guest about development goals for 2016-2020. Main tasks include developing border trade, agro-forestry, fishery and tourism.

He stressed that Ha Giang will provide favourable conditions for Australian investors.-VNA