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Vinh Long prepares to host Mekong forum

Update: September, 09/2013 - 09:18

HA NOI (VNS)— The 2013 Mekong Delta Economic Co-operation Forum (MDEC Vinh Long 2013) is scheduled to be held in southern Vinh Long Province from November 21 to 24.

The announcement came at a press conference in Ha Noi late last week by the Steering Board for the Southwest Region (SBSR), the Steering Committee for the MDEC Vinh Long 2013 and the Vinh Long provincial People's Committee.

Under the theme ‘Mekong Delta towards the Green Economy', MDEC Vinh Long 2013 comprises a series of events, including the 2013 Conference on Investment Promotion and Social Welfare for the Mekong Delta region and the 2013 Mekong Delta Business Forum.

Addressing the press conference, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, who is also SBSR Chairman, stressed the strategic position and role of the Mekong Delta, as well as the need to strengthen links in the region and apply scientific and technical advances to production.

"Investment, trade and tourism must be promoted based on each locality's strengths and the common interests of the whole region," he said.

He also urged relevant ministries and agencies to suggest suitable mechanisms and policies to help the Mekong Delta region take full advantage of its potential and strengths.

The Mekong Delta Economic Co-operation Forum is an annual event where participants propose initiatives and policy suggestions to enhance co-operation among provinces in the region, as well as the connections between the region and other localities nationwide, central ministries and agencies, and international organizations; and to boost the region's socio-economic development.

The suggestions will be submitted to the Prime Minister for consideration. — VNS


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