Saturday, February 23, 2008

Vietnam Focuses On Building Infrastructure With Laos, Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Vietnam will continue developing infrastructure at the Development Triangle region and foster human resources training cooperation with Laos and Cambodia, Minister of Planning and Investment Vo Hong Phuc said.

Quoting Vo, the Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported that Vietnam will build a boarding school in Cambodia's eastern province of Mondulkiri and provide vocational training for Cambodian and Laos students.

The Development Triangle, which covers 10 border provinces of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, is an area with huge potential for the development of hydro-electric power and mining, the cultivation of industrial crops and tourism.

During the conference, representatives from the three countries affirmed their determination to make the Development Triangle an area with high economic growth.

More efforts should be made to quickly turn the area into an economic hub, linking the three countries based on the production of exports, they said.

They agreed to quickly introduce policies with preferential treatment for the Development Triangle and put forth a roadmap for promoting cooperation with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

They decided to organise their third conference in Laos early next year.

-- BERNAMA