HCMC links to economic development with Dong Thap Muoi sub-region

The People’s Committee of Dong Thap province yesterday held a meeting to promote economic cooperation and development between three Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) sub-region provinces of Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang with Ho Chi Minh City.

A meeting to economic cooperation and development between Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang with Ho Chi Minh City.

A meeting to economic cooperation and development between Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang with Ho Chi Minh City.

Deputy Standing Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Deputy Standing Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang and leaders of the three sub-region provinces attended in the meeting.
The provincial People’s Committee said that the linking project for sustainable development of the Dong Thap Muoi sub-region was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 
Its target is to promote local values and wetland ecosystems, to create a foundation and conditions for the Dong Thap Muoi sub-region to link with Ho Chi Minh City.
Besides that, the three provinces will cooperate in agricultural restructure to build a common brand market for the region's agricultural products alongside typical agricultural trade names of each province; water resources management; infrastructure and tourism development …
After 30 years of exploration, Dong Thap Muoi has become a large food production sub-region in the Mekong Delta with a rice area of 350,000 hectares and output of more than 3 million tons a year, an increase of 5-6 times higher than before.
At the conference, the delegates provided ideas and solutions to carry out the project as well as open a tour linking Ho Chi Minh City with the three provinces of Dong Thap Muoi region.
Deputy Standing Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang suggested the city enterprises needed to strengthen further connection with Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang; invest in manufactory of processed food products to create products with high- added value.
Ho Chi Minh City will continue to research and develop mechanical engineering in agriculture, technology transfer and high- quality agricultural production.
Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh proposed that the Dong Thap Muoi sub-region needed to develop tourism, agriculture reforms, transport and irrigation infrastructure, industry, trade and services, water resources management and protection, investment attraction; carry out projects relating to anti- climate change, water source security, ecosystem and environmental protection.
On the occasion, the city enterprises donated VND 57 billion for Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang provinces to build rural bridges.



BY NGOC DAN- NGUYET ANH- Translated by Huyen Huong

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