HCMC, Can Tho boosts cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City leaders signed an agreement on April 4 to boost socioeconomic and cultural cooperation programs.

Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan (R) and chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee Le Hung Dung sign a socioeconomic development agreement in 2014-2020 (Photo: SGGP)

These programs have gained many achievements in the last seven years.  Since 2006-2013, 15 HCMC-based companies registered to invest in Can Tho City with total capital of VND84.87 trillion (US$4.03 billion).

Five projects have completed, seven are being implemented and three others are behind schedule.

HCMC businesses have also invested in nearly 40 projects in Can Tho Industrial Zone with total registered capital of US$ 278.3 million.

The two cities’ cooperation program achieved results but are not implementing to their fullest potential, said Le Thanh Hai, secretary of HCMC Party Committee. 

He proposed better cooperation in the next phase 2014-2020 to promote strengths of each city.
The cities signed a cooperation agreement for the next phase 2014-2020 to boost investment cooperation. They will also cooperate in green urban planning for sustainable development.

By Van Anh – Translated by Hai Mien

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