Lao New Year festival comes to Da Nang hinh anh 1Businesses from Vietnam and Laos participate in an investment conference in Da Nang city. (Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - A Laos-Vietnam cuisine and cultural performance exchange will be held at the Laos General Consul in Da Nang in celebration of Lao New Year, Boun Pimai (Pi Mai Lao).

The Laos General Consul said the annual event, to be held on April 8, would be a rendezvous for Laos expats, Vietnamese friends and international organisations in Da Nang and the neighbouring provinces of Kon Tum, Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue on the occasion of the Laos New Year celebration.

The event will see 22 pavilions featuring Lao cuisine during Boun Pimai (April 14-16) at 16 Tran Quy Cap Street in the city.

Vietnamese artists and Lao expats will jointly perform the Lao traditional dances and folk songs on the festive night.

Da Nang has provided scholarships for more than 700 Lao students studying in colleges across the city as well as for education and investment projects in Laos.

The city has built relationships with provinces in southern Laos and signed up for assistance projects for provinces in Laos, worth a total of 2 million USD, from 2013 to 2017.

The city inked 29 Memorandums of Understanding with cities and provinces, such as Vientiane, Savannakhet, Champasak and Sekong, as well as Salavan, Attapu, Bolikhamsay and Xaynhaburi.-VNA