On the basis of the proposal of the People's Committee of Bac Kan Province, the European Cooperation Center (ECC) and Bata Center have studied, researched and had a discussion with leaders of several provinces in the Czech Republic. The Centers have successfully bridged the cooperation between Bac Kan Province, Vietnam and Hradec Králové Province, Czech Republic.

From November the 27th to December the 7th, 2019, on the invitation of Dr. Jiří Štěpán, Governor of Hradec Králové Province, a delegation of Bac Kan Province was led by Ms. Do Thi Minh Hoa, Permanent Vice Chairman of People's Committee, directors of Finance Department, Department of Planning & Investment, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development ) and some business companies visited and worked with the Province of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

ECC & Bata Center prepared the delegation for an effective working program and did not forget to visit the beauty of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. On 28th November,  Dr. Phan Dao, Director of ECC & Bata Center and the delegation visited and worked with the Vietnamese Embassy in Prague. Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan, Ms. Tran Thanh Huong, Deputy Ambassador warmly welcomed the delegation. Ms. Do Thi Minh Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, asked the Vietnamese Embassy to support and help to build bilateral cooperation between the two provinces. In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation visited and discussed with the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic and the Vietnam Union in Europe. Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang, President of Vietnam Union in Europe Thang and Dr. Nguyen Duy Nhien, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic had ideas for trade, investment and training cooperation with Bac Kan province.

The delegation left Prague to visit and work with Hradec Kralove Province for 3 days from 2/12 to 4/12. Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan attended the official meeting of the delegation with Hradec Kralove Province. Dr. Jiří Štěpán, the Governor, expressed his hope that the cooperation between Hradec Hralove Province and Bac Kan in particular and between the Province and Vietnam, in general, will soon be implemented, especially the cooperation in education and training, trade, tourism and investment. The leaders of the two provinces issued a joint statement to serve as a basis for the two provinces to sign a cooperation agreement in 2020.

The delegation also visited and worked with the Forest of the Czech Republic, the Czech Forestry Academy Trutnov, the Technical University Ostrava and some logging and wood processing enterprises in Northern Moravia.

On the morning of December the 7th, the delegation left Prague for Hanoi, ending the first working visit of Bac Kan Province in Europe.

Some photos of the delegation on a business trip to the Czech Republic.

''From left to right, Dr. Phan Dao, Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan, Hồ Minh Tuấn, Ms. Do Thi Minh Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Dr. Jiří Štěpán, Governor of Hradec Králové Province and Ms. Martina Berdychova, Deputy Governor.

''Delegation of Bac Kan Province with leaders of Vietnam Union in Europe and the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic.

''Prof. Vaclav Snasel, rector of Technical University Ostrava with the delegation.

''Dr. Phan Đạo and Eng. Miloš Pochobradský, director of the Czech Forestry Academy Trutnov


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