Viet Nam to develop border areas with loan from ADB

Friday, May 06, 2016 08:07

A farmer in Bu Dop District, Binh Phuoc Province irrigates his pepper plants. Binh Phuoc is among six provinces to benefit from the "Support to Border Areas Development Project" funded by the Asian Development Bank. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved the contents of a project worth US$122 million to support the development of border areas in five Central Highlands provinces.

The "Support to Border Areas Development Project" funded by the Asian Development Bank will be carried out for six years in five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Binh Phuoc, which are included in the Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (CLV-DTA).

The project will support CLV-DTA objectives in Viet Nam by improving critical transport infrastructure to increase connectivity to areas of high economic productive potential with domestic and international markets. It will enable the efficient provision of services, and the movement of goods and people.

Its long-term goal is to tap the potential of five provinces, making them a fast-growing, dynamic economic hub.

In the foreseeable future, the project is expected to improve incomes, especially those of ethnic minorities, facilitate farm produce's access to domestic and foreign markets, and improve the capacity of planning and inter-provincial co-ordination. Under the project, a road corridor will be built to facilitate sub-regional integration and growth and raise farmers and entrepreneurs' capacity to tap their strength in agricultural production and trade. Moreover, the project will allocate resources by rallying the involvement of the private sector in the country, the region and the world toward promoting the progress of the CLV development triangle.

The CLV-DTA was established in 1999 and is located at the junction of Cambodia, Lao and Viet Nam. It covers 13 provinces in the neighbouring countries.

The CLV-DTA aims to boost infrastructure connectivity within the three countries; explore their potential in industries such as agriculture, forestry and tourism; and to build human resources the industries; and facilitate the flow of goods, people and investment capital. — VNS

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Dinh Tuan - Monday, 21/03/2016, 09:56 Reply | Like