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Cần Thơ urged to become centre of Mekong Delta region by 2030

Update: July, 18/2020 - 07:08

 

An overview of Cần Thơ City. — VNA/VNS Photo

CẦN THƠ — Cần Thơ must strive to become an ecological, civilised city and a centre of the Mekong Delta by 2030, said Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Friday at a Politburo meeting on a project aiming to develop the city.

Cần Thơ City plays a key role in the Mekong Delta in terms of transport and serves as a strategic location for national defence and security. It also has advantages and potential in agriculture, tourism, transport and international co-operation thanks to its position at the gateway of the Mekong River’s downstream, having both seaports and airports, and owning abundant natural resources, Trọng said.

“The Party and the Government have given priority to policies that make an investment in the city. By 2045, the city must be listed among Asian cities at the medium development level,” he said.

To realise the targets, the Politburo asked the city’s authorities to carry out 10 tasks and solutions, including developing infrastructure, especially transport for inter-regional and cross-regional connectivity.

The city’s authorities were told to strengthen connectivity with other localities in the region and HCM City and become a key factor in regional connectivity.

The city must manage planning by fully exploiting its potential and effectively use investment, as well as develop high-quality human resources, science-technology services, education-training, professional health care and culture.

Cần Thơ needs to manage, exploit and effectively use natural resources, protect the environment and strive to become a climate change response centre of the Mekong Delta.

The city must develop socio-economy, ensure defence-security and reinforce its Party and political system building work.

At the meeting, city authorities proposed mechanisms and policies in investment, finance, and piloting urban management model.

The Politburo acknowledged the proposals and will assign Party and Government’s agencies to study and make considerations.

At the meeting, the Politburo approved the issuance of a new resolution on building and developing Cần Thơ City. — VNS

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