The central province of Nghe An and its bordering Lao provinces are striving to push ahead the movement “twinned border hamlets”.

This is a very important issue, which was carried out for the first time and in line with a policy on people-to-people relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Secretariat.

Nghe An and the Lao provinces of Xieng Khouang, Houa Phan and Bolikhamxay are promoting the plan to twin border hamlets among their residents.

In the short term, each district will select a hamlet for a pilot twinning project scheduled to take place on April 30. With experiences drawn from the project, other hamlets will be twinned later.

The purpose of the project is to better protect the two sides’ common borderline, ensure security and social order in border areas, fight epidemics and mitigate disasters, as well as boost bilateral economic, cultural and sports relations.

Nghe An shares a 419.5km borderline with the three Lao provinces. -VNA