Cai Rang floating  market in Can Tho (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will boost mutually-beneficial cooperation with Laos in mechanical engineering, handicraft, apparel and services in the near future, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam.

According to Nam, Laos has formed partnerships with the Lao provinces of Savannakhet and Champasak in the fields of agriculture, industry, education-training, commerce, tourism and transport.

Ten Lao students are pursuing graduate and post-graduate studies at Can Tho University under a local scholarship programme.

In the eight months of this year, Can Tho earned 1.3 million USD from export ò pharmaceuticals, soap, fertiliser, chemicals and vet medicine to Laos.

Through the municipal chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, Can Tho regularly holds cultural exchanges on Lao festive occasions and welcomes Lao high-ranking officials to the city.

Firms in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta in general are working hard to expand Lao markets.-VMA