Binh Thuan’s leaders host RoK’s delegation

15/08/2023, 15:54

BTO – Vice Chairman of Binh Thuan Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh on August 15th morning met with a delegation from Sokcho City, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. The South Korean guests were led by the city mayor Kim Sung Lim.

At the reception, Mr. Nguyen Minh briefed the province’s overall information on the past first-half socio-economic development in terms of Gross Domestic Products (GRDP), tourism rehabilitation and development, some major economic areas, social welfare as well as incentive policies to lure international investors. Notably, he highlighted the newly-opened key transport routes which connect Binh Thuan with Ho Chi Minh City and other neighboring provinces. Moreover, the landmark event of the province’s tourism, entitled “Visit Vietnam Year 2023 – Binh Thuan: Green Tourism comes together” has so far promised a huge prospect for local tourism growth.

“Binh Thuan is a potential province that owns many advantages in a variety of aspects such as the processing and manufacturing industry, energy industry, tourism and services, agriculture, and so on. Of these, the locality is prioritizing the development of 3 main pillars of hi-tech industry, tourism, and agriculture”, said Vice Chairman Minh.

In return for the warm welcome of the provincial authorities, Mayor Kim Sung Lim expressed his thanks to the province’s leaders and informed the participants of Sokcho City, Gangwon province. The city is not far from the Capital city of Seoul, covering a large area of 105 km² with a population of more than 150 thousand residents. It is well known for many appealing tourist destinations like Sokcho beach, Seorak Mountain, Cheongcho Lake, Yeongrang Lake, and the seafood market. Besides, Sokcho City is also the center of the yacht industry and is adjacent to Yangyang International Airport and owns talent training institutions such as Kyungdong University.

After the meeting session, the two parties unanimously came up with a cooperation program that will prioritize the bilateral appropriateness of real conditions and needs. Accordingly, the cooperative program will focus on the two main areas of tourism development and education training. The former attaches special importance to human resources training and the improvement of tourism service quality while the latter concentrates on training programs for university students.

Tomorrow (August 16th), the delegation will continue their working agenda with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Department of Education and Training.


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