EAST-WEST Economic Corridor Week To Start in Vietnam

A Week of East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC is connecting Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar) will be held in Danang City from Aug 27 to Sept 1st, 2007. This is a great event among ASEAN Countries in 2007. The event will create great opportunity for Vietnamese and foreign participants to exchange information and enhance their economic, trade and investment activities in the region. All participants also have a chance to jont a wonderful caravan along the Corridor, from the middle of Vienam through Laos to Thailand. east_west_corridor.bmp

The activities of the Week are: (i) Opening Ceremony, (ii) Forum on Investment - Trade - Tourism Promotion, (iii) EWEC Trade Fair and Exhibition, (iv) Caravan Field Trip along EWEC from Danang (Vietnam) to Mukdahan (Thailand), (v) Festivals, Cultural Exchange and Sport Events. (See program attached).

Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, H.E.Mr. Pham Gia Khiem will chair the main events with participation of the Foreign Affairs, Trade, Transportation Ministers and Vietnam Tourist Agency's Director General.

From the international community: Laos, Thailand Myanmar delegations will be headed by Ministers with participation of the Governors of the Provinces locating along the EWEC and provinces Guang Xi and Yun Nan (China).

Ambassadors from EWEC, Greater Mekong Sub region countries, China, Japan, the United States, and European Union countries as well as Representatives from Donors and Development Partners (ADB, WB, UNCTAD etc. ) are also invited to the events.

All businesses in the US and American who are interested in the Region are kindly invited to attend the events. For more information or registration, please contact with below address:

- Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
Tel. (84.4) 799.3405
Fax. (84.4) 799.3424
E-mail: kt.mfa@mofa.gov.vn or hoainam.ng@mofa.gov.vn

- Foreign Affairs Department of Da Nang City of Vietnam
Tel. (84.511) 817097
Fax. (84.511) 825853
E-mail: international_dn@vnn.vn

- For Visa to Vietnam:
Consular Section
Embassy of Vietnam
1233, 20th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036.