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Hanoi strengthens cooperation with neighboring Hoa Binh Province

The two sides pledged greater cooperation in better supply of high-quality agricultural products and supporting investors.

Leaders from Hanoi and the northern province of Hoa Binh on April 18 exchanged state management experience in agriculture, education, training, healthcare, trade, and tourism.

Tran Sy Thanh, Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, and Hoa Binh authorities discussed ways to promote high-tech applications in agriculture and the assurance of animal quarantine and food safety.

 Tran Sy Thanh, Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, speaks at the working session. Photos: VGP

 The leaders also agreed to improve the roads connecting the two places and to jointly carry out planning for the Hanoi region up to 2030, with a vision up to 2050.

As part of efforts to promote the consumption of safe agricultural products, they talked about improving the quality of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products.

Hanoi Mayor Tran Sy Thanh called on the northern province to better implement plans and programs for quality control, food safety, and technological cooperation, and to develop the supply chain of safe agricultural products and food to supply the capital. He urged the province to strengthen large-scale production and develop high-tech and sustainable production chains in line with GAP, GMP and HACCP standards.

For his part, Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long presented the results of the agricultural cooperation program between the two sides over the past period.

 Secretary of the Hoa Binh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long.


"Many programs, fairs, and forums organized by the capital have helped strengthen the link between farmers and hospitality businesses. As a result, key products such as Song Da fish, Cao Phong oranges, Tan Lac red grapefruit, organic vegetables, and Hoa Binh hill chicken have been sold in the capital's supermarkets and retail systems," Long said.

He added that enterprises in the two localities have also signed 10 agreements to link agricultural production with consumption. After Hanoi, Hoa Binh is the second province to provide traceability, anti-counterfeiting authentication and supply-demand matching services on the website.

Tran Sy Thanh praised the results of the coordination between the two localities, especially in the development of transport infrastructure, tourism, and services.

He said that in the coming period, the two localities need to strengthen coordination in the field of transportation infrastructure construction to improve regional connectivity.

Water supply project for southern Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province kicked off

On the same day, the Hoa Binh Provincial People's Committee and the Hoa Binh-Xuan Mai Clean Water Company Limited (a member of AquaOne Water Joint Stock Company) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a water supply system for southern Hanoi and its neighboring province. 

Leaders of Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province witness the signing ceremony between partners and businesses of AquaOne Water Joint Stock Company.


With a total investment of VND5.13 trillion (US$2.1 million) and a capacity of 300,000 cubic meters per day, the Xuan Mai-Hoa Binh Water Supply System is expected to be completed by 2030. According to the plan, Phase 1 of the project will treat water sources from the Da River to provide long-term clean water to Hoa Binh Province, Hanoi, and surrounding areas.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh Provincial People's Committee Quach Tat Liem said that the Xuan Mai-Hoa Binh Water Supply System is a large-scale, inter-regional and inter-provincial clean water supply project. "The project will help improve the stability of water supply, contribute to thoroughly solving people's need for clean water, and accelerate the pace of urbanization in key economic regions."