A series of agreements have been reached between the central city of Da Nang and Lao localities in recent years, pledging an increase in cooperation.

So far, the city have signed 29 cooperation documents in delegation exchange, business, planning, healthcare and education with the Lao provinces of Savannakhet, Champasak, Sekong, Salavan, Attapeu, Bolikhamsay, Xayaburi, and the capital city of Vientiane.

By 2012, Da Nang had provided Lao localities with about 57 billion VND (2.65 million USD) through 51 projects to develop agriculture, socioeconomic planning, human resources, transportation and sports.

From 2013 to 2017, the city has pledged to support southern Lao provinces with 50 billion VND (2.3 million USD) in education and agriculture.

Last year, export turnover from Da Nang to Laos reached 34.4 million USD with commodities including gasoline and oil, plastic and rubber products.

Laos is now home to four investment projects from the city with total registered capital of 52.3 million USD.-VNA