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Can Tho sets up working team for Mekong Delta farm produce center project

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A working team has been formed to guide the implementation of the National Assembly’s policies and mechanisms for the projected Mekong Delta farm produce manufacturing, processing and consuming center in Can Tho.

Under the Can Tho government’s decision, Duong Tan Hien, vice chairman of Can Tho, leads the team, while Pham Duy Tin, head of the Can Tho Management Board for Export Processing and Industrial Zones, is his deputy.

The team is in charge of counselling the municipal government and the chairman of Can Tho to implement the policies and mechanisms to develop the center, the local media reported.

The Can Tho Department of Planning and Investment is in charge of working with other relevant agencies to quickly prepare a detailed plan to establish the center and set up a steering committee for the project before March 10. The city will submit the plan to establish the center to the Government for approval in April.

The center is projected to cover some 10,670 hectares of land in Binh Thuy, O Mon and Phong Dien districts, featuring several functional areas such as economic, service, hi-tech industry and logistics areas.

The establishment of the center in Can Tho City will help address the consumption of farm produce in the Mekong Delta region, boost the growth of the logistics system, increase the value of products, create jobs and stabilize the incomes of farmers in the region.

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