Vice Chairman of the Central Highlands Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee Hoang Sy Son has made a five-day tour to Cambodia to promote economic, trade and tourism cooperation between his province and Cambodian localities.
|Pongour Fall is one of the destinations in Bao Loc town, Lam Dong Province. (Photo:KK)|
During the visit from May 26-30, Vice Chairman Son held separate working sessions with Vice Governor of Phnom Penh municipality Map Sarin and Governor of Siem Reap province Sou Phirin on May 26 and 29.
The two sides spoke of their own socio-economic and tourism strengths and discussed future cooperation in the fields.
Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding that agreed to support favourable conditions for their businesses to increase the exchange of market information between one another.
Under the MoU, the two sides have agreed to facilitate the opening of branches and business offices in their provinces to organise fairs and exhibitions that promote economic, investment and tourism cooperation.
They also agreed to exchange cultural researcher and sports delegations as well as boost bilateral cooperation in personnel training in tourism and flower and bonsai cultivation.
Both the Lam Dong and Cambodian officials voiced their common support to their governments’ proposal to open a Da Lat-Siem Reap direct air route and Da Lat-Phnom Penh and Da Lat-Siem Reap tours.
On May 27, Vice Chairman Son held a working session with Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon where they agreed to promote tourism cooperation between the Cambodian Tourism Ministry and provinces and Lam Dong provincial tourism sector.
Both host and guest committed to supporting the two countries’ tourism businesses to open representative offices to promote tourism or open tours connecting Da Lat and Cambodian localities.
While in Cambodia , the Lam Dong provincial delegation also met with 40 Cambodian businesses at the headquarters of the Cambodian Chamber of Trade and Industry and conducted market surveys in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province.