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July, 30 2014 08:42:00

President calls for Mekong Delta to expand production

President Truong Tan Sang has a working session with the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region in Can Tho yesterday.— Photo nhandan

CAN THO (VNS) — The Mekong Delta needed a breakthrough in production and business performance with agriculture as the spearhead in order to contribute to the country's sustainable economy, said President Truong Tan Sang.

Sang made the statement during a working session with the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region in Can Tho yesterday as part of his tour of Mekong Delta localities.

He was told the delta's economy had expanded by 9 percent from January-June. Rice output from the last two crops reached 13.5 million tonnes while aquatic products totalled 1.4 million tonnes, up 3.7 percent.

Also in the period, industrial production rose 6.6 percent to VND223 trillion (US$10.4 billion), while exports grew 11.4 percent to $5.4 billion.

Total social investment hit VND99.6 trillion ($4.68 billion), a year-on-year increase of 12 percent.

The committee is preparing for the 2014 Mekong Delta Economic Co-operation Forum (MDEG) scheduled for late this year in Soc Trang Province. — VNS

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