CAN THO – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is focusing on developing three major projects, namely an agricultural production linkage center, O Mon power generation center and the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park.
Secretary of the Can Tho Party Committee Le Quang Manh was speaking at a conference aimed at deploying the National Assembly’s Resolution 45 to pilot some special mechanisms and policies for the development of the city on April 15.
The agricultural production linkage center will be located near the Can Tho International Airport to facilitate the export of farm produce, Manh said.
The first phase of the center is set to cover 450 hectares of land, while the second phase will have an area of 2,000 hectares. The center will perform a number of functions, including developing renovation projects, processing Mekong Delta products, exporting and re-exporting, tapping the economic efficiency of the airport and manufacturing high-end products.
Manh said that the O Mon power center, which is a large-scale and key project, is 10 years behind schedule.
The power center will have five stations, with O Mon I already put into operation. O Mon II saw the Japanese investor get a license for investment, while the prime minister approved a plan to develop O Mon IV. As for O Mon V, Vietnam Electricity Group is applying for investment.
Each of these power plants at the center requires a total of some US$1.3 billion, according to Manh.
Once in place, these power stations will help fuel Can Tho City’s economic development and growth, he added.
In addition, the city has submitted a plan to develop a Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park to the prime minister for consideration.
Manh said that the investors are expected to build the industrial park on 1,600 hectares.