A delegation of Tuyen Quang holds a working session with leading officials of Pardubice province of the Czech Republic to explore chances of cooperation and investment between the two localities. (Photo: VNA)

Prague (VNA) – A delegation of the northern province of Tuyen Quang led by Deputy Chairman of its People’s Committee Tran Ngoc Thuc has held a working session with leading officials of Pardubice province of the Czech Republic to explore chances of cooperation and investment between the two localities.

During the session on October 19 in Pardubice city, the two sides briefed each other of their potential and strength. A representative of the Czech province said Southeast Asia in general, and Vietnam in particular, is the region of the choice of Pardubice enterprises for investment. He also pointed out that the first issue is that enterprises of the two localities need to be bridged and updated so that they can come to know the needs of the other side as well as their laws, cultures, practices, potential and specific situations.

Representatives of a number of Pardubice enterprises said they are ready to transfer the technology if Vietnamese companies are interested in, as the country is a very good location for development thanks to its abundant sources of materials for production in service of both domestic consumption and export.

For his part, Thuc highlighted the points in common between the two provinces, including those in population, area, cooperation potential, especially in tourism. Tuyen Quang calls for attention from investors, especially from Pardubice, to agriculture and tourism, Thuc stressed, adding the details of cooperation will be discussed through proper channels.

Pardubice is located in the central part of the Czech Republic, about 140km from Prague, and has a population of half a million. Covering an area of over 4,500 square kilometres, the province boasts strong points in industry, mining, chemicals, electric applicances, electronics and tourism. The Vietnamese community there numbers about 1.500.-VNA