The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is endeavoring to become a new technology centre in its region in compliance with a decision made by the Prime Minister in 2006.

To this end, Can Tho is broadening its partnerships with other localities throughout the country along with international support in order to provide personnel training and technology innovation in the areas of agricultural product processing, building materials, chemicals, biology and automation.

It has also been deemed necessary to apply information technology in state management, development of technological businesses, investment attraction and high-tech industrial and agricultural zonal models in the local districts of Vinh Thanh, Co Do, and O Mon.

Over the years, the city has gained certain achievements in science and technology development. However, the low rate of people undertaking scientific studies, inadequate equipment at institutes and universities and a shortage of technological consultations and quality standards are hampering the local sector.

From 2016, Can Tho is scheduled to develop technologies of agricultural item processing, automation and biotechnology.

It will also build a high-tech industrial park by 2020.-VNA