11/05/2015 09:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Central Highlands keen to boost trade with Cambodia’s localities

Dak Lak, May 10 (VNA) - The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands has called for incentives to facilitate trade cooperation between the region and Cambodian border areas.

The Committee also suggested relevant bodies work with Cambodian authorities on specific labour cooperation regulations to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises.

Local businesses have made active contributions to social security, vocational training and job creation for Cambodia’s northeast provinces, according to the Committee.

They have invested in developing infrastructure facilities in the area, including road systems, power grid networks, schools, workshops and markets.

The two sides have organised delegation visits, people exchanges and other cooperative activities.

Since 2012, annual trade between Central Highlands’ provinces and Cambodia’s northeast provinces exceeded 180 million USD, annual increases of 10 percent.

Major export earners in the Central Highlands region are equipment, construction material, petrol and gas, pharmaceuticals and seedlings.

The region has 20 projects operating in northeast Cambodia with 970 million USD in total registered capital, mostly in forestry and agricultural production.