Phan Van Mai, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, announced the news in Hanoi on August 16.
The main activities will include a launch of the Vietnam-Laos border youth friendship village, a dialogue on youth works and cooperation and some charity activities, he said.
This annual event is an opportunity for younger generations from the two countries to strengthen their mutual understanding and learn more about the history and traditions of the Vietnam-Laos special friendship, he added.
The event, co-hosted by theHo Chi Minh Communist Youth Union central Committee and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union, aims to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year in 2012.
The project is located in Khamkeuth District, Bolikhamxay Province, which is over 400 km southeast of Vientiane and 75 km west of Cau Treo International Border Gate. The total investment in the project is over 180 billion VND, of which over 65 billion VND is from Vietnam's ODA capital for Lao, 117 billion VND from Vietnam Rubber Group and Lao's corresponding capital of 5 billion VND. The project is divided into two parts: the village with infrastructure such as headquarters, kindergarten and sports field, and the area for performances and teaching agricultural and forestry production for youth. The total area…... [read more]
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