The CPI measures the overall achievements in a city that are related to how cities create and distribute socio-economic benefits or prosperity. It has 62 criteria in six dimensions, namely productivity, infrastructure development, quality of life, environmental sustainability, equity and social inclusion, and urban governance and legislation.
Can Tho basically met 32 out of the 62 criteria – a minimum level to be recognised as a prosperous city, mostly focusing on economic growth, urban traffic, health care and education. It also met 30 expanded criteria in aspects of infrastructure, information technology, economic fairness, social integration and environment quality.
With such achievement, Can Tho is likely to become a model urban area in the future if it strives to meet basic socio-economic indexes.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said Can Tho strives to become the first smart urban area in the southwest by 2025 by adopting technological advances to promoting sustainable socio-economic development, and improving competitiveness and global integration.
He asked local departments and agencies to facilitate energy saving and pro-business environment, with a focus on support for businesses in terms of infrastructure and policies.
According to him, the municipal Department of Planning and Investment is also building technical platforms to develop after an e-government model.