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Laotian president concludes official visit to Vietnam

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10:43 GMT+7

Laotian President Buonnhang Vorachith and his delegation of officials departed the Tan So Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday afternoon, finishing his visit to Vietnam.

The official visit of the Laotian head of state was considered a significant contribution to the deepening of traditional Vietnam-Laos relations, respecting the two peoples’ wish for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

On the morning of the same day, President Vorachith and the delegation of high-ranking Laotian officials visited the high-tech agricultural zone in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Dinh Minh Hiep, manager of the agricultural zone, the venue is aimed at establishing modern agricultural models, contributing to the sustainable modernization of Vietnam’s agriculture via the increasing application of technology.

One of the facility’s main objectives is to strive for the creation of an affective and stable agricultural industry, in accordance with the southern city’s programs around economic restructuring as well as building a new-style rural area, Hiep said.

The agricultural zone has received total investment capital of VND 720 billion (US$32.3 million), of which VND120 billion ($5.3 million) has been funded by the national budget.

About 14 private firms have invested in the facility of several food processing fields and were able to return revenue of VND250 billion ($11.2 million) per year during the 2011-15 period, the manager stated.

The visiting president was introduced to Good Life Vietnam, one enterprise at the agricultural zone, and witnessed the firm’s fruit processing, packing, and product inspecting procedures using Japanese technology.

He and the Laotian delegation also stopped by several plantations situated inside the specially designed zone.

After arriving hone in Laos, President Vorachith has sent a letter to Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Tran Dai Quang, expressing his gratitude to the companies during his stay in Vietnam.

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