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$9.43bil. invested in Mekong Delta’s infrastructure

Over 890 projects in infrastructure with total investment of $9.43 billion are being carried out by in the Mekong Delta by 898 businesses from Ho Chi Minh City, according to statistics of the municipal People’s Committee.



An aerial view of the Mekong Delta (Illustrative photo: VNA)


The projects are mainly in building infrastructure for transport connection, industrial parks and residential areas; along with in other areas like agriculture, industry, river protection and waste treatment.

HCM City has signed cooperation agreements with 13 Mekong Delta localities to help them fully tap investment resources and promote their advantages in the socio-economic development, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.

The cooperation also aims to offer more chances for investment market expansion and enhancement of human resources capacity, meeting local demands on socio-economic development.

In implementing the Government’s Resolution 120/NQ-CP on sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in response to climate change, HCM City has devised a plan on the development of a meteorological and hydrological network. The city has also worked to increase the use of renewable and new energy, and joined hands with surrounding provinces to share data and information on water pollution risks.

Some works of transport infrastructure linking HCM City with Mekong Delta localities have been put into operation, particularly the HCM City-Trung Luong expressway.

The city is calling for more investment for HCM City Ring Roads No.3 and No.4, which will connect the city, other southeastern provinces with the Mekong Delta.

At present, nearly 90 percent of goods to the Mekong Delta via sea route, with 80 percent of them being transported through ports in the southeastern region.-VNA


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