Hanoi, China’s Chengdu increase tourism cooperation
Update: Jun 10, 2010
A memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation between Hanoi and Chengdu City of China’s Sichuan Province was signed in the capital city on June 9.

The document encourages cooperation and exchanges between travel agents of the two cities. Accordingly, the two sides will build, develop, promote and popularise their tourism products and tours, link official tourism websites to share information and tap the potential of tourism resources.

According to Deputy Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, the expanded Hanoi has nearly 1,300 trade villages, including 285 traditional craft villages, providing a favourable condition for both cities’ cooperation.

A representative of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government said Sichuan is the largest province in China with 88 million people, of whom 13 million are living in the city, with an annual per-capita income of more than USD5,000. The city is focusing on tourism, trade and economy development.

Hanoi plans to join an exhibition in Chengdu city this year as the beginning of the cooperation programme.