The Tra Noc-Can Tho Industrial Park in Can Tho city. (Photo: baoxaydung.com.vn)
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will prioritise trade and investment promotion in countries like Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US, said Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of Can Tho Investment-Trade Promotion and Exhibition Centre.
At a conference held on January 2, Tung noted that the move aims to lure large projects to the city, including logistic centre, the Can Tho Vietnam-Japan industrial park, an information and technology zone and a high-tech agriculture zone.
The city will call for investment in the Korea-Vietnam Incubator Park and hold 15 promotion events in Lam Dong province, Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Thap province to attract investment in high-tech agriculture.
National exhibitions will be held in the city, including a southern traditional cake festival, a trade fair on high-quality Vietnamese products, the international Vietbuild exhibition and an international agriculture trade fair.
Last year, trade promotion activities helped the city lure investment and increase export revenue. Some 77 foreign direct investment projects worth 656 million USD landed in the city in 2017. The city earned nearly 1.8 billion USD from export and service revenue, 5.9 percent above its goal and 13.9 percent higher than the previous year.
At the event, Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Vice Chairman of the local People’s Committee, asked departments and branches to work with the Investment-Trade Promotion and Exhibition Centre in trade promotion activities./.