(KPL) – A session on enhancing parliamentary cooperation in promoting connectivity among the economies of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam (CLV) towards sustainable and inclusive development took place in Vientiane, Laos on December 5, as part of the first CLV Parliamentary Summit, Vietnam News Agency reported
(KPL) – A session on enhancing parliamentary
cooperation in promoting connectivity among the economies of Cambodia, Laos,
Vietnam (CLV) towards sustainable and inclusive development took place in
Vientiane, Laos on December 5, as part of the first CLV Parliamentary Summit,
Vietnam News Agency reported.
Opinions at the event stressed that since the
launch of the CLV Development Triangle Area initiative in 1999, the three
countries have signed numerous important cooperation agreements covering
various areas such as economy, investment, trade, customs, transportation,
culture, education and training, thus facilitating the smooth flow of goods,
people and vehicles across the borders.
The three legislatures have made efforts to
fine-tune laws, policies and mechanisms to ensure a full legal framework for
promoting economic connectivity, they said.
The Vietnamese delegation suggested that the
three national assemblies should promote coordination through annual or ad-hoc
exchanges and discussions when necessary, hold high-level parliamentary
conferences periodically with substantial and effective cooperation contents,
and enhance the role of lawmakers, especially those from the border provinces
in the CLV development triangle area.
They also proposed building favourable
mechanisms concerning administrative procedures, taxes and land access to
attract investment, especially in hi-tech projects; issuing policies conducive
to investment connectivity and upgrade of infrastructure at the three
countries' border gates; developing the private sector into a growth engine of
The Governments of the three countries should
pool resources for rapid and sustainable development of their economies,
strengthen connectivity and effectively roll out programmes and projects in the
development triangle area, particularly those related to education-training,
transportation, clean and renewable energy, and digital connectivity, the
Vietnamese delegates said.
Representatives from ministries, agencies and
localities suggested that the three legislatures conduct annual thematic
supervisory activities regarding the realisation of connectivity targets
towards sustainable and inclusive development. They highlighted the need to
enhance representation for citizens, convey the public voices in monitoring
State activities, and further facilitate citizens and communities' involvement
in the process of building laws and policies.