|My Thuan Bridge.—File Photo
VINH LONG (VNS)— Mekong Delta's Vinh Long Province wants to attract more investment projects as part of the delta's target of adopting a green and sustainable economy to eliminate the impact of pollution.
The provincial People's Committee recently announced 47 projects awaiting investors through 2015. The projects have a total expected budget of more than VND23 trillion (US$1.09 billion).
According to the local government, apart from attracting projects in trade and service sectors, Vinh Long is giving priority for projects in Binh Tan, Dong Binh and An Dinh industrial parks, countryside markets, wholesale markets and urban areas.
The province said it would grant investment certificates for investors to build Phuoc Yen Trading and Service Centre, My Nga Residence, Binh Minh Vegetable and Fruit-Packing factory and Mang Thit cattle-feed factory.
Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, secretary of Vinh Long Province's Party Committee, told Vietnam News Agency that Vinh Long needed projects related to its native products.
"The Mekong Delta is a region with potential and has an advantage for products such as rice, fruit and fish. Though much effort has been invested, the delta remains a backward region compared with others in the country," Thinh said.
According to the Mekong Delta Steering Committee, investors have committed money to 159 projects with total registered capital of VND4 trillion ($190.5 million). —VNS