13/03/2014 | 11:33:13

Hanoi hopes for Bangkok’s tourism support

Chairwoman Ngo Thi Doan Thanh meets with Chairman of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council Pipat Larpprathana (Photo: VNA)

Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Ngo Thi Doan Thanh has voiced her hope that with much experience in developing tourism, the Thai capital Bangkok will promote its assistance to and cooperation with Hanoi in this field.

At a working session with Chairman of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council Pipat Larpprathana in Hanoi on March 11, Thanh cited the fact that although Hanoi owns numerous tourism advantages and attracts more than 2 million tourist arrivals a year, it falls short of its potential.

She said the Vietnamese capital has recorded considerable developments in recent years, yet Hanoi still needs foreign support and investment in such fields as tourism, transport, culture and education.

For his part, the Thai official said the increasing number of projects in Hanoi is a magnet for foreign businesses.

He pledged to call on Bangkok enterprises to invest in Hanoi, particularly in tourism.-VNA

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