Deputy Secretary General of the Office of the Royal Government of Cambodia Vann Phal asked the northern province of Bac Ninh to continue facilitating friendship activities between Vietnam and Cambodia during a working session with local authorities on January 21.

Vann Phal, who is also Vice President of the Cambodia – Vietnam Friendship Association, was in Bac Ninh on the occasion of the 40 th founding anniversary of the association.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Tien Nhuong briefed the guest on the province’s socio-economic achievements, saying that Bac Ninh is emerging as an industrial province from its humble beginnings as an agrarian economy. It is now among the 10 cities and provinces with the fastest recorded economic growth.

Bac Ninh is currently home to 9 industrial parks accommodating over 600 foreign-invested projects worth nearly 8 billion USD, generating jobs for more than 150,000 workers.

The province considers electricity, electronics, and telecommunications as its spearhead industries, and pays special attention to education, healthcare, and socio-cultural sectors, especially environmental protection.

Over the past 6 years, the provincial chapter of the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association has amassed 500 members, including former voluntary soldiers and experts, business owners in Cambodia, and those who want to contribute to improved mutual understanding between the two countries.

The guest said Cambodia hopes to learn from Bac Ninh’s success story.

Earlier, the Cambodian delegation toured a production line at Hanaka plant in the Tu Son township.-VNA