HCMC – Can Tho City, looking to remain the economic center of the Mekong Delta, has set its sights on an annual gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth rate ranging from 7.5% to 8%.
This goal aligns with the city’s comprehensive urban development plan for the 2021-2030 period, which has been endorsed by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha.
The development roadmap focuses on transforming Can Tho into a central hub for various sectors, including commerce, tourism, logistics, high-tech agriculture, education, healthcare, science, technology, culture, and sports within the Mekong Delta by 2030.
The plan underscores the city’s commitment to building resilient infrastructure capable of adapting to climate change and fostering robust domestic and international connectivity.
Economically, Can Tho aims for a well-rounded distribution within its GRDP sectors. Approximately 5.9% is earmarked for the agricultural, forestry, and aquatic sectors, while industry and construction are expected to contribute around 35.9%. The services sector is targeted to make up 58.2% of GRDP.
The city also aspires to achieve per capita GRDP of VND220 million and places an emphasis on the development of key industries, such as chemical manufacturing, mechanical engineering, energy, pharmaceuticals, electronics, aquaculture processing, and foundational support industries.
Can Tho will also expedite the completion of various industrial zones and promote the linkage and integration of the urban-industrial economic corridor stretching from Can Tho to Long An Province.