Cooperation in Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area (Photo: VNA)

Dak Nong (VNA)
– Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau met with leaders of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on July 25 to review the implementation of cooperation agreements within the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area.

Dak Nong shares more than 130km of land border with the Cambodian province of Mondulkiri, stretching across seven communes in four districts which are viewed as extremely disadvantaged areas.

To implement the agreements, Dak Nong and Mondulkiri have strengthened relations with notable progress seen in the fields of infrastructure development, trade promotion, investment, industry, agriculture, forestry, poverty reduction, and national security and defence.

The two provinces have inked a deal to foster cooperation in socio-economic development from 2016-2020, in which Dak Nong has supported Mondulkiri in building a number of projects and provided the Cambodian province with a significant amount of electrical equipment and construction materials.

The two sides’ health agencies have intensified partnership in border quarantine control and food safety inspection. Hospitals in Dak Nong have provided medical check-ups for many high-level officials from its neighbouring province, including senior cadres of Mondulkiri province.

In a bid to effectively implement the CLV Development Triangle agreement, Dak Nong proposed that the Vietnamese Government soon conclude negotiations with the Cambodian side on the upgrading of the Dak Peur-Nam Lyr border gates to boost local socio-economic development. The province also asked for financial support to renovate transport infrastructure around its Bu Prang and Dak Puer border gates as roads leading to these gates are in very bad condition, hindering bilateral trade and diplomatic activities.

At the meeting, Giau spoke highly of the province’s efforts to bolster the implementation of the three countries’ agreement. He pledged to send its proposals to the NA and Government and requested Dak Nong to identify sectors which are key to the implementation of the cooperation.–VNA