The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) wants to open two training courses in urban management and agricultural business administration in the Mekong Delta, which it said are very useful for the region.

At a working session on May 26 with the Steering Committee for the South-western Region, Director of AIT Vietnam Fredric William Swierczek said the institute decided on these two subjects after discussing with officials of Can Tho City, the biggest city in the Mekong Delta, and the Can Tho University, a leading university and agricultural research centre in the region.

According to Swierczek, the institute has run an urban management training programme in Ho Chi Minh City for two years, while the business administration post-graduate programme jointly operated by AIT and Can Tho University will recruit students for the fourth course this year.

Deputy head of the steering committee Nguyen Phong Quang said he fully supports the AIT proposal, adding that the steering committee will ask regional localities to send their officials to attend the AIT’s training courses once they are opened.

AIT Vietnam was established in 1993, and since then, the institute has graduated more than 3,000 Masters and PhD holders, and 20,000 professionals in Vietnam. It has three main offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, according to the institute’s website.-VNA