Within the state visit to the Kingdom of Thailand of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on the afternoon of November 16, 2022, at the meeting of the Vietnam and Thailand state leaders, Chairman of the People's Committee of Da Nang city Le Trung Chinh and Khonkaen Province Governor Kraisorn Kongchalad signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish friendly and cooperative official relations between the two localities.
The two localities agreed on promoting equality and mutual benefit to strengthen cooperation towards common prosperity and cooperation in the fields of investment, trade, tourism, education and culture.
Khonkaen is a province in the Northeast region of Thailand, with an area of 10,886 km2, a population of 1.9 million people (in 2020). As the economic and social hub in the Northeast region of Thailand, Khonkaen is one of the localities that are put in to Thai Government’s special master plan as a driving force for the country's socio-economic development. Khonkaen has strengths in the fields of industry, finance, tourism, culture, education... Khonkaen University is the largest one in the region with more than 20,000 students enrolled, providing human resources for many Thai provinces.
Chaiman of Da Nang People’s Committee Lê Trung Chinh signs MO on official relations with Khonkaen province (Thailand)
Located on the East-West Economic Corridor, the friendly and cooperative relations establishment between Da Nang and Khonkaen province will create impulse for the two localities to exploit and boost the advantages of this economic corridor, especially in the field of trade and tourism.
Up to now, Da Nang city has established cooperative relations with 47 localities in 22 countries with 103 signed agreements. The strengthening of provincial cooperation has promoted the city's image, effectively cooperated in implementing many programs and projects, contributing to the city’s socio-economic development.