The Tra Noc-Can Tho Industrial Park in Can Tho city. (Photo: baoxaydung.com.vn)

Can Tho (VNA) - The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will be calling for investment in local logistic services, tourism, hi-tech agriculture and IT projects at its investment promotion conference slated for August 8-10.

The information was released by Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee at a meeting to review preparations for the conference on March 20.

Nam underlined the significance of the event, saying that it aims to introduce the city’s socio-economic achievements and potential, as well as policies on investment attraction to domestic and international partners.

The conference will be chaired by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Planning and Investment, the Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, and the Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. It is expected to welcome 500 delegates, including 100 foreigners.

A ceremony will be held in the framework of the conference to present investment scheme and investment license certificates to the Vinmex Can Tho General Hospital project, the 6,000 hectare organic dairy farm project.

In 2017, 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 the year.

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 figure in 2016.-VNA