Soc Trang hosts Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum

The Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation forum (MDEC) will be celebrated in Soc Trang province from November 5-7, announced by the Soc Trang People’s Committee.

The annual forum has focused on agricultural restructuring in the Mekong Delta region as well as creating favorable opportunities for businessmen in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi to invest in the Mekong Delta region’s agricultural industry.

An art performance of Khmer athnic group (Photo:SGGP)

Deputy Chairman of Soc Trang People’s Committee Lam Van Man said that the forum will jointly be hosted by the Steering Committee for Southwestern region; the central ministries, departments; the HCMC People’s Committee and the People’s Committee of 13 rural provinces, aiming to strengthen cooperation between locals in the Mekong Delta region with the central ministries, departments across over the country.

This year’s MDEC forum will coincide with the Oc Om Boc festival- Ngo boat race festival. These festivasl are considered as a longstanding traditional festival of Khmer ethnic group and it will be a major activity in this year’s MDEC, aiming to preserving and promoting traditional values, cultural heritages and economic- social development of the Mekong Delta in general and Soc Trang in particular.

Ngo boat race festival of Khmer ethnic group (Photo:SGGP)

The Ngo boat race festival is forecasted to attract the participation of 50-60 teams from the provinces in the Mekong Delta region.

Over past seven years, the MDEC has taken place in Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, An Giang, Ca Mau, Tien Giang and Vinh Long.

By staff writer- Translated by Huyen Huong

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