Reportedly, in 2017, the
Association renovated its operation, created real and significant activities
contributing to enhancing the cooperation of Binh Duong with other countries,
building trust and bilateral understanding between local people and
international counterparts. The Association implemented many effective
activities, proactively and positively pushed up activities of peace,
friendship and cooperation.
In 2017, the tasks of public
diplomacy run by the Association were targeted at neighboring countries and
those with cooperative and friendship relations to push up the activities of
trade, investment, culture, education, healthcare and science and technology.
Duong provincial Friendship Association offered gifts and scholarships to
Students of Laos and Cambodia who are studying in Military Engineering School
Great attention was paid to the
tasks of mobilizing aids from NGOs with high efficiency. With its promotion
activities, the Association helped 8 organizations to be granted with approvals
by provincial People’s Committee to start 10 projects with the total capitals
of over USD 700,000, increasing by 21.48% compared to 2016. The tasks of
charity attracted attention of the Association’s members. In 2017, the
sub-associations mobilized over VND 1 billion for medical treatment,
scholarships and gifts for poor households of Laos and Cambodia.
In addition, the tasks of foreign
information were constantly implemented; the tasks of building and developing
sub-associations drew attention.
With its achievements, in 2018,
the Association will continue speeding up its diplomatic activities to reinforce
the public relations with neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia. It will
implement and strengthen its role as a bridge to push up exchanges, cooperation
on the fields of economy, culture, science and technology, charity. Besides,
the Association will set up more channels of foreign information, widen
exchanging and solidarity activities to make the bilateral understanding
between Binh Duong’s people and those of other countries that have friendship
relation with Binh Duong.