VIETNAM - The Wise Use of Water and Agriculture project promotes safe agricultural and specialty products and tourism development in Cao Bang province
The project VIE/036 Wise Use of Water and Agriculture supports Cao Bang province in its agricultural development. Agriculture in Cao Bang is characterised as small-scale and little developed.
The potential of large-scale agricultural development is extremely limited due to the mountainous environment of Cao Bang. However, Cao Bang has great potential with regard to tourism development through its beautiful scenery and the potential exploitation of Cao Bang agriculture specialty products.
The project VIE/036 assisted in the production of a photobook on Cao Bang agriculture “four seasons” specialty products. The book provides information on 16 specialty products, four for each season, the locations where the products are produced, production and processing methods, natural environment, its people and culture.
It enables businesses who sell Cao Bang products to tell the story behind the products. The photobook is currently used by the Cao Bang provincial leadership to give to delegations visiting Cao Bang as a promotion tool.
On the 25th of November 2018, Cao Bang held an investment, trade and tourism promotion seminar. The guest of honour was the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
The prime minister of Vietnam with the book during his speech at the Cao Bang convention centre. In his speech Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc highlighted the importance of market oriented safe agriculture products as a key strategy for economic development.
During the promotion seminar, a video was shown, featuring two VIE/036 staff in the lead roles, promoting Cao Bang province as a tourist destination. The video can be found on YouTube through the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP-BPr6vQms&list=PL_v7cFsAMG-euu9agq9e9mPMp5Lno1GBE. An edited version of the video was used by Cao Bang in its successful promotion to have part of Cao Bang recognized as UNESCO heritage site.↑ To the top