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A seminar themSeminar discusses MPED programsed “Municipal Partnership for Economic Development” (MPED) was held in the central city of Da Nang on March 13.

The event was co-organised by the Association of Cities of Vietnam and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM).

Seminar attendees included leaders from various Vietnamese and Cambodian localities that have benefited from MPED programs which were funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

The seminar aims to help participants share experience and lessons learnt from the initial stages of projects in Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as make recommendations to resume the implementation of MPED programs throughout Asia.

It is expected that success stories from the localities will create a solid foundation to promote economic development in other locations.

The seminar also introduced the formulation of a local economic development strategy and shared methods related to agriculture and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

(VOV)

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