Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung (R) receives Ambassador of Austria to Vietnam Thomas Schuller Gotzburg on May 7 (Photo: VNA)
 
Lai Chau (VNA) – Authorities of the northwestern mountainous province of Lai Chau received Ambassador of Austria to Vietnam Thomas Schuller Gotzburg on May 7, on his working tour of the province to discuss cooperation in tourism, vocational training and agriculture between the province and Austrian localities in the coming time.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung briefed his guest on the socio-economic development of Lai Chau over the years, as well as the province’s potential and advantages.

Lai Chau boasts huge potential for economic growth, including hydropower development, tea processing, and agriculture. The province is keen to boost tourism in the years to come, Dung added.

The official voiced his hope that the Austrian diplomat will work to foster the investment cooperation between Lai Chau and Austrian localities and businesses. He also expects that the Embassy will continue to support Lai Chau in promoting its strengths and tourism infrastructure.

Local authorities will create optimal conditions for foreign businesses, and Austrian firms in particular, he pledged.

For his part, Ambassador Thomas Schuller Gotzburg highlighted the sound cooperation between the two countries, adding that Austria has implemented various projects in Vietnam, including in Lai Chau province.

The diplomat vowed to call on Austrian investors to explore Lai Chau’s potential and bolster cooperation between the province and Austrian localities in multiple fields.

On the occasion, the ambassador asked Lai Chau province to set up a delegation to visit Austria and invite businesses of the European country to invest in the province.

While in Lai Chau, the Austrian diplomat will inspect tourism development activities in Sin Sui Ho commune of the province’s Phong Tho district and Lao Chai cultural village in Tam Duong district. -VNA