Addressing a meeting on June 1, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to complete the plan to launch it in early June.
He also stressed the need to strengthen communications and ensure security and safety for the event, while promoting the economic and tourism potential and strengths of the city.
Within the framework of the events, about 14 workshops and conferences as well as bilateral meetings between leaders of Can Tho and ministers of some APEC members will take place from August 18-25.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will chair two major events, the APEC Week on Food Security and high-level dialogue on food security and sustainable agriculture development in response to climate change on August 21-25.
The events are good chances for Can Tho to introduce the nation and people of Vietnam and Can Tho in particular to foreign friends.
On the occasion, the Can Tho Centre for Trade Promotion-Investment and Exhibition will hold a safe farm produce fair from August 20-24 with about 300 booths to boost trade on the products.