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Top Vietnamese legislator launches Vietnam Town in Udon Thani province
  • | VOV | December 10, 2023 02:06 PM
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue cut the ribbon launching the Vietnam Town in Thailand's northeastern Udon Thani province on December 9, with the site being the first in Thailand and the world.

NA Chairman Hue highlighted the opening of the Vietnam Town as a new imprint of Vietnam in Thailand.

He displayed his elation that cultural and historical values of the nation have been promoted in Thailand, marked by Vietnamese pagodas and three relic sites dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh.

He used the occasion to thank the administration of Udon Thani and sponsors for supporting the Vietnam Town project.

Underlining that it is the first and only Vietnam Town in the world, NA Chairman Hue outlined his belief that with the strong support of the local administration, the town will see bustle business, along with cultural and tourism activities.

This will therefore transform it into a destination for Vietnamese in Thailand, as well as tourists, contributing to enriching the local culture and fostering the friendship and attachment between locals and Thai people of Vietnamese origin.

The Vietnam Town initiative should be multiplied in other suitable localities of Thailand, he stressed.

Udon Thani Governor Wanchai Kongkasem reviewed the friendship and co-operation ties between the two countries over the years.

He said that the Vietnamese community has acted as an important factor in promoting the linkages between the two countries.

The official said the formation of the Vietnam Town is a symbol of the solidarity, friendship, and co-operation between the two countries and peoples.

According to the Vietnamese Association in Udon Thani, the Vietnamese community in the locality comprises of about 60,000 people.

The Vietnam Town is located in the Vietnamese market area in the city downtown, with 99% of residents being of Vietnamese origin. Along with the support of the local administration and Vietnamese in Thailand, the project has received sponsorship from a number of Vietnamese firms at home.

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