Vietnamese, French localities promotes ties hinh anh 1The delegation from Val de Marne visits the mobile library bus at Le Loi junior high school (Source: baoyenbai)

Yen Bai (VNA) – A French delegation from the Val de Marne provincial council led by Vice Chairman Alain Desmarest paid a working visit to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai from November 9-11.

The delegation visited the Val de Marne-funded mobile library bus at Le Loi junior high school in Nghia Lo town.

Launched in 2008, the mobile library bus has provided free-of-charge books, newspapers and internet services for 64 posts in the province, serving dozens of thousands of local readers per year.

On the occasion, the delegation made a field trip to a tea growing project Val de Marne province funded in Suoi Giang commune, Van Chan district.

The project aims to promote the sustainable development and increase added values of Shan Tuyet-Suoi Giang tea products while raising income for local farmers and meeting international demand.

Desmarest hailed the effectiveness of the mobile library bus and Shan tuyet tea growing projects.

He said Val de Marne province will continue helping Yen Bai register geographical indication for the Shan Tuyet-Suoi Giang tea in Vietnam and Europe.

It will provide expertise and technology for the province in a bid to diversify Shan Tuyet tea products, develop tea businesses’ brand names and promote them in international markets, he added.-VNA