Authorities in central Thanh Hoa province held talks with heads of Vietnamese representative agencies in foreign countries on June 11 in a bid to promote local potential overseas.

According to Nguyen Dinh Xung, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Thanh Hoa has formed affiliation with localities in a number of nations, including Laos, the Republic of Korea and Germany.

There are currently 57 foreign-funded projects worth more than 12.6 billion USD and 17 official development assistance programmes valued at almost 11.4 trillion VND (531.2 million USD) across the province.

Local seniors urged Vietnam agency heads to present the provincial potential and strengths worldwide to forge business links, boost tourism and attract investors, among others.

The representatives, whose three-year tenures start in 2015, noted increasing international cooperation can bring both development opportunities and challenges for Thanh Hoa.

They pledged to support the province to build its global connections.-VNA