Dien Bien has cooperated in agriculture with northern Lao provinces since 2012, and has allocated nearly VND7 billion (US$308,000) to those joint programmes.
Under the programme, the Vietnamese locality has assisted Luang Prabang, Phongsaly and Oudomxay provinces in farming rice, growing mushrooms, raising chickens and ducks, and preventing plant diseases.
Particularly, Dien Bien helped Laos build an agro-forestry technical transfer centre and sent experts to help with the centre’s activities.
The province will continue to coordinate with the three northern provinces of Laos in developing animal raising and aquaculture in the time ahead.
The two sides agreed to share more experience in preventing animal and plant diseases and increase education campaigns on forest protection and anti-poaching of wild animals in border areas.
During the working trip to Dien Bien, the Lao delegation visited several models of clean farming and processing in the province.