At the working session (Source: khoahocthoidai.vn)

Binh Phuoc (VNA) – Authorities of southern Binh Phuoc province and the six Cambodian provinces bordering Vietnam joined in a working session in Binh Phuoc on February 6 to review their cooperation in 2017 and map out tasks for 2018.

In 2017, Binh Phuoc had four investment projects totaling over 148 million USD in Cambodia. The projects mainly engaged in the plantation of rubber and cashew trees and the processing and trading of products from these trees.

The province sold more than 25 million KW of electricity to Cambodia while maintaining the supply of electricity for daily use and production of border residents. It has provided support for the Cambodian localities and paid heed to agriculture cooperation.

The locality has so far completed the demarcation of 260.433 km of shared borderline, including 27.809 km on land and 232.624 km on rivers. It has built 218 border markers out of the defined 353 markers.

With wholehearted assistance from the Cambodian localities, Binh Phuoc’s forces repatriated 177 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died in Cambodia during wartime.

The two sides maintained the regular sharing of information on the respective situations and promptly dealt with problems arising in border areas. Their forces worked closely to manage the shared border, thus minimizing violations of border regulations and facilitating residents’ travel to visit relatives and trade goods.

Chairman of the Binh Phuoc People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tram affirmed the sound, close-knit, peaceful and friendly traditional ties between his localities and the six bordering provinces of Cambodia.

For their part, the leaders of the Cambodian localities noted that the relations between localities and the two nations have always been strengthened and they expressed their gratitude to the Vietnamese people, volunteer soldiers and experts for helping the Cambodian people escape from the genocidal Pol Pot regime.

They offered best wishes to Binh Phuoc people and authorities on the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.-VNA