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Can Tho wants stronger e-commerce connectivity with other provinces

By Nguyen Tan

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has said it will enhance connectivity among localities in the region to boost goods trading via e-commerce platforms in the near future.

The Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency, in collaboration with the Can Tho City Department of Industry and Trade, organized a forum on November 2 to promote regional connectivity in e-commerce development in the Mekong Delta and other southern provinces.

During the forum, representatives from e-commerce platforms, including Sendo, Shopee, FADO and Alibaba, shared their initiatives to enhance regional connectivity for businesses in the Mekong Delta and the southeast region. Their aim is to further facilitate the trading of agricultural and fishery products through e-commerce platforms.

Numerous training programs have been introduced to help traders effectively sell their products on e-commerce platforms. Additionally, various solutions have been presented to assist southern provinces in boosting exports and participating in global supply chains through cross-border e-commerce.

According to a report from the Vietnam E-commerce Association, in 2022, retail sales through e-commerce platforms accounted for 8.5% of total retail sales of goods and services. Last year, the proportion of online retail sales of goods compared to total retail sales of goods was 7.2%. E-commerce continues to be an effective channel for goods trading, said the report.

Can Tho City currently has over 1,000 businesses, cooperatives, and manufacturing facilities adopting e-commerce for manufacturing and trading purposes.

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