Ho Chi Minh City and 13 centrally-run localities in the Mekong Delta, including Can Tho city and 12 provinces, have signed cooperative agreements to boost development cooperation in a range of fields.
The agreements focus on the development of transport infrastructure, tourism, supply-demand links, investment and trade promotions, cooperation in adapting to climate change, science and technology, digital transformation, education, health, and human resources training.
The agreements were signed at a conference on March 11 in the Mekong Delta’s Ben Tre province reviewing cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the 13 localities.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee Phan Van Mai said development coordination must create economic space for growth in the city and the Mekong Delta region as a whole as well as maximize the advantages in each locality and the region.
Enhancing development cooperation and coordination between Ho Chi Minh City and the localities in the Delta would create breakthroughs for economies in each and open up new opportunities for the localities to attract investors from the southern city.
Earlier, in March 2022, Ho Chi Minh City and the 13 localities also signed a cooperation agreement on tourism development by 2025.