Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017
The 3th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) and 4th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) minister meetings were organized on the same day. The ACMECS comprise of CLMV countries along with Thailand.
Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism while addressing the function emphasized on support in the two mechanisms have endorsed and linked various destinations all around the place.
He mentioned the East-West economic corridor along with southern coastal corridor which links most countries in the region and the region with their source markets.
Thien explained that he is interested to join the regional ministers and their delegates to look for measures to successfully execute the ACMECS and CLMV tourism action plans for 2016 – 2018 project. It majorly targets on different promotional activities, networking, and development of products, engagement of private sector and local communities, and human resources.
The regional ministers should utilize the conference like a platform for better coordination along with the Hanoi Declaration of the 7th ACMECS Summit and Joint Statement of the 8th CLMV Summit, he said.
Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, seized the opportunity to bring in the potential of the southern economic hub by mentioning that in the initial six months of this year, it hosted 2.7 million foreigners, an annual increase of 14 percent.