Da Nang, Champasak enjoy sound cooperation hinh anh 1Secretary of the Party Committee of the central province of Da Nang Nguyen Xuan Anh (R) receives Governor of Laos’ Champasak province Bounthong Divixay (Photo: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) – Secretary of the Party Committee and Governor of Laos’ Champasak province Bounthong Divixay and Secretary of the Party Committee of the central province of Da Nang Nguyen Xuan Anh reviewed cooperation between the localities during a meeting in Da Nang on November 29.

Da Nang and Champasak have enjoyed a strong partnership, especially in education and culture. The two sides signed two memorandums of understanding and a statement on cooperation in the field.

In 2010-2012, Da Nang supported Champasak in implementing 11 projects with a total investment of 7.578 billion VND. All the projects are now operational.

In 2013-2017, Da Nang will send two Vietnamese teachers to work at the Vietnamese Language Centre of Champasak, while investing 1.27 billion VND in a lighting system in Pakse town.

The city will continue assisting the Lao locality in design and planning to upgrade Pakse town to a city.

Da Nang granted scholarships totalling 1.462 billion VND to Champasak students from 2013 to 2015. The city helped Champasak upgrade Khongsedone secondary school with a total capital of 7.5 billion VND.

Da Nang’s exports to Laos in the first nine months of 2016 reached 18.7 million USD. Four Da Nang companies invest in Laos with a total capital of nearly 52.3 million USD.

Since 2002, Da Nang University has received 750 Lao students, while awarding 43 scholarships for students from southern provinces of Laos. The number of Lao students studying in Da Nang without scholarships has increased to 300.-VNA
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