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Can Tho boosts agricultural and tourism links with Thai locality

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The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Thai province of Chachoengsao have committed to furthering their cooperation on high-tech agriculture and tourism.

In a working session with Can Tho leaders in the city on September 16, Chachoengsao’s Vice Governor Paisan Wimonrut said the two localities have a number of goals in common for the development of these sectors.

Thailand wishes to become a provider of fertilisers, pesticides and high quality agricultural equipment for Can Tho, he said.

He also expressed his hope that Can Tho representatives will visit his province to exchange experience in developing models of high-tech agriculture and ecotourism.

On his part, Le Hung Dung, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said Can Tho is developing an infrastructure system for its high-tech industrial zones and ecotourism sites, such as Phong Dien, Con Khuong and Cai Khe, in a bid to attract more investments.

According to the Can Tho Department of External Relations, the city currently funds five investment projects in Thailand with a total capital of 41.3 million USD, mainly in the fields of agricultural and aquatic product processing and packaging.

Last year, Can Tho exported goods worth 9 million USD to Thailand, including fish, tinned shrimp, apparel and cigarettes. Meanwhile, the city imported 10.2 million USD worth of aquatic products and fertiliser from Thailand.-VNA
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