Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, aims to become the first smart city in the southwestern region by 2025, according to Dao Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) aims to offer VND41 trillion (US$1.8 billion) of loans to the southwest region in 2030, up VND13 trillion (US$571 million), or 46 percent, compared to 2016, with average credit growth of 10 percent each year.
Delegates at a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 22 emphasised the need to roll out a specific mechanism in order to mobilise resources in developing transport infrastructure and logistics services in the southwestern region for 2016-2020.
Picking fruits, swimming in the sea, exploring the floating market ... are the experience you should try in the southwest region of Vietnam this summer.
A waste market in HCM City, insect market in the southwestern region and a fighting-cock market in Lao Cai province are unique places in Vietnam.
Sectors and localities in the Southwestern region needs to exert a greater effort in clearing hurdles to production and goods consumption while tackling bad debts.
The steering committee for the southwestern region held a conference in Ca Mau city on March 8 to review its work in 2010 and discuss directions and tasks for 2011.
A seminar on human resources development in the southwestern region in 2011-2020 was held in Can Tho on December 4 by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.