Cao Bang authorities meet investors to boost cross-border trade hinh anh 1Cao Bang's Ta Lung border gate (

Cao Bang (VNA) – The People’s Committee of northern border Cao Bang province organised a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese investors on January 7 to seek to accelerate farm produce export to the neighbouring country.

The meeting was held prior to an international workshop that was designed for the same purpose.

Local authorities took the occasion to promote the province’s favourable conditions and extensive cooperation opportunities.

Cao Bang shares a long borderline with China’s Guangxi province from which it could reach other Chinese localities and even ASEAN member countries. The two enjoy good trade relations, with revenue following an upward trend in recent years.

The Vietnamese province has 61 percent of its land covered by forests and is rich in farm products as well as minerals such as iron and bauxite.

It is striving to develop green tourism and boost visits to historical sites, like national Pac Bo relic site and Ban Gioc waterfall.

Cao Bang has assisted investors through preferential policies related to taxes, land lease and technology transfer.

It is accelerating the building of infrastructure in the Tra Linh border gate, thus facilitate trading activities through the Tra Linh – Long Bang border gates.

At the function, the committee also collected proposals from participating enterprises.-VNA