Macau, China, 13 Oct – The five-day visit by the head of the Macau government, Edmund Ho to Vietnam were successful in promoting Macau as a regional platform for service provision, said the secretary for the Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen.
According to Friday’s edition of English-language newspaper Macau Post Daily, Tam, who was speaking to journalist in Ho Chi Minh City, said that the visit had not only helped businesspeople and the Macau administration to better understand the economic development of Vietnam, but also helped the Vietnam government and local businesspeople to see Macau as a platform for services between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Tam also said that during the visit Macau and Vietnam had decided to cooperate in five different sectors, particularly tourism and the development of cultural and economic links. He added that the cities of Danang and Ho Chi Minh had shown particular interest in that cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Macau Chamber of Commerce and its counterpart in Ho Chi Minh City signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation.
The Macau Government Tourist Office Thursday launched Macau Week in Vietnam, as part of the promotional campaign entitled, “2006 Year of Macau World Heritage.” (macauhub)