|PM Pham Minh Chinh speaks at a conference to announce the master plan and investment promotion program for the Mekong Delta in the 2021-2030 period, Can Tho city, June 21, 2022.
Addressing a conference to announce the master plan and investment promotion program for the region until 2030, PM Chinh said the Mekong Delta plays a crucial role in politics, socio-economy, security and national defense and in trade with ASEAN and Mekong sub-region states.
He emphasized the need to effectively implement the 13th National Party Congress resolution which sets targets for the Mekong Delta to achieve an annual average growth rate of 6.5%-7% between 2021 and 2030, as well as an aim to double the region’s economy by 2030.
Participants at the conference focused their discussion on agriculture restructuring, investment attraction in the processing industry, irrigation infrastructure development, trade promotion, renewable energy development, culture and tourism, and regional connectivity.
Commitments to finance the implementation of a number of infrastructure development programs and projects in the framework of the master plan were also announced.