The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is making concerted efforts to increase its competitiveness capacity to appear in the list of ten most competitive localities in the country, according to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam.
At a conference on provincial competitiveness index (PCI) analysis and orientation for 2015 on June 3, the Vice Chairman said the city will try to improve its 2014 result, which saw Can Tho ranked 15th among 63 provinces and cities with 59.94 points.
To achieve the target, the city needs to effectively implement economic restructuring and renew its growth model while improving the investment climate, said Head of the legal department of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Dau Anh Tuan.
He recommended that the city switch to high-tech industry and agriculture by offering training for unskilled labourers and guiding farmers to apply science-technology into cultivation and animal breeding.
In a bid to lure foreign investors, the city should provide adequate infrastructure, simplify administrative procedures and enhance the performance of public servants. At the same time, more support should be offered to enterprises to address difficulties and reduce operation costs. The move aims to ensure an equal competitive environment.