A tra fish farm in Mekong Delta region (Source:Internet)
Tra Vinh (VNA) – Reforming administrative procedures, improving the quality of human resources and increasing the application of technology are keys to the successful international integration and sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.

The opinion was shared by many experts at a conference on international integration and sustainable development for the Mekong Delta region held in Tra Vinh by the Foreign Ministry in collaboration with the provincial People’s Committee.

Discussing challenges and solutions facing the Mekong Delta region, Bui Huy Hoang from the Southern Economic Research Centre under the Development Strategy Institute (the Ministry of Planning and Investment), said farmers and enterprises in the Mekong Delta region are facing many difficulties and challenges in the face of Vietnam’s deepening integration into the global economy.

The region has the lowest rate of trained labourers in the country and is limited in science and technology, Hoang said.

Hoang also proposed establishing a financial fund to assist enterprises and farmers in carrying out market research and creating a product value chain meeting GAP standards.

Prof. Dr. Vo Tong Xuan, Rector of Nam Can Tho University, said agriculture is the Mekong Delta region’s strength in international integration, but the region has to find ways to deal with climate change as well as increase the use of green technology in production.-VNA